Rules To Ease Frack Fluid Recycling Near: Texas Regulator

Law360, Houston (March 6, 2013, 6:07 PM EST) -- The head of Texas’ oil and gas regulatory body said Wednesday that he expects his agency to adopt rules this month designed to encourage drillers to recycle water used in hydraulic fracturing, in a bid to address the environmental concerns of local communities.

Barry Smitherman, who chairs the Texas Railroad Commission, said the proposed rules are part of a broader effort by the agency to ease the environmental doubts of citizens affected by oil and gas drilling activities, who he said are essential to ensuring the...
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