ON TAP FRIDAY: A House committee will look at Obama administration research into hydraulic fracturing, the controversial oil-and-gas development method that’s enabling a U.S. production boom while creating concerns about pollution.

The Science, Space and Technology Committee will hear from officials with the Environmental Protection Agency, the Energy Department, the Interior Department and the Department of Health and Human Services.

The hearing will examine what has happened since an April 2012 White House executive order that required new inter-agency collaboration on “safe and responsible” development of so-called unconventional natural-gas resources.