U.S. Judge Temporarily Blocks New Fracking Rules on Public Lands

Reuters: A U.S. judge in Wyoming on Tuesday granted a request by four states and several energy industry groups to temporarily stop new federal rules on hydraulic fracturing on public lands from taking effect on Wednesday. The Interior Department rules would require companies to provide data on chemicals used in hydraulic fracturing, or fracking, and to take steps to prevent leakage from oil and gas wells on federally owned land. U.S. District Judge Scott Skavdahl granted a stay to the new rules until......

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