02/12/2011 05:12 am ET | Updated May 25, 2011

Diana DeGette And Jared Polis's Bill To Regulate Fracking Looks Less Likely To Pass

WASHINGTON -- With Republicans gearing up to take control of the U.S. House of Representatives come January, hopes for federal regulation of hydraulic fracturing are beginning to dry up.

The practice -- more often known as fracing -- pumps millions of gallons of water, sand and chemicals into wells at a high pressure. The pressure causes the underground formation to fracture and natural gas to flow.

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