Industry groups, including America’s Gas Alliance and the American Exploration & Petroleum Council, filed comments with the Environmental Protection Agency last week arguing that the agency should withdraw or substantially revise its draft guidance on fracking to minimize regulation. In contrast, environmental advocates filed comments calling for a ban on diesel in fracking fluids. The draft guidance was issued May 4 as part of the Underground Injection Control program of the Safe Drinking Water Act. The Independent Petroleum Association of America argued that though the Energy Policy Act of 2005 allows the agency discretion in its application of UIC regulations where diesel fuels are used, it does not give the agency a mandate to apply those regulations.