Fracking Rule Is ‘Imminent’

The Hill: The Interior Department is on the cusp of releasing a controversial, heavily lobbied proposal to regulate oil-and-gas “fracking” on public lands. Outgoing Interior Secretary Ken Salazar told a House subcommittee Thursday that the draft regulations will surface soon. “The rule is imminent,” Salazar told an Appropriations Committee subpanel. “I expect that my successor will be announcing it in the very near future.” It’s Interior’s second swing at the plan after pulling back an earlier version......

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