US Fracking Rules A Must, Former DOI Secretary Salazar Says
By Keith Goldberg
Law360, New York (August 21, 2013, 10:03 PM EDT) -- While the energy industry and their congressional allies gripe that pending federal rules for hydraulic fracturing will stall a gas rush that's reshaping the U.S. energy landscape, former Interior Secretary Ken Salazar says minimum federal standards will ensure that fracking is done safely and spare the industry potential legal headaches.
The DOI is currently accepting public comments on its rule governing fracking on public lands, a process started during Salazar's tenure and continued by his successor Sally Jewell. The rule would require oil and natural gas...