Fracking on Federal Lands Said to Get Scaled-Back Rule Proposal

Bloomberg: Oil and gas industry representatives offered qualified support for a U.S. proposal to govern hydraulic fracturing on public lands that establishes federal oversight while deferring to state standards in some cases. In the proposal released yesterday, the U.S. Interior Department made a second attempt to establish national regulations for hydraulic fracturing, or fracking. While industry officials said they prefer state to federal regulation, they welcomed the changes made by the Bureau of Land......

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