Report finds harmful chemicals used during 'fracking'

Hydraulic fracturing, or “fracking” — in which water, sand and chemicals are injected into the ground to get access to valuable natural-gas reserves — has come under fire for its potential effects on public health and the environment.

The Times has published a series of investigative stories in recent months on the practice.

The report, which the Times says will be released Monday, was authored by Reps. Henry Waxman (Calif.), the top Democrat on the House Energy and Commerce Committee, Edward MarkeyEdward (Ed) John MarkeyDemocrats search for 51st net neutrality vote Overnight Regulation: Dems claim 50 votes in Senate to block net neutrality repeal | Consumer bureau takes first step to revising payday lending rule | Trump wants to loosen rules on bank loans | Pentagon, FDA to speed up military drug approvals Dems say they have 50 votes in Senate to overrule net neutrality repeal MORE (Mass.), the top Democrat on the House Natural Resources Committee, and Diana DeGette (D-Colo.).