US unveils new rules to govern fracking on federal lands

Guardian: The first major federal regulations on hydraulic fracking were released on Friday by the US Department of Interior. The rules, which apply to all fracking on land owned by the US government, are the first federal standards to regulate the process – by which a mix of chemicals and water are injected into the ground in order to drill for oil and natural gas. The regulations require companies to disclose the specific mix of chemicals they use while fracking, and allow government workers to inspect......

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