Interior’s Bid To Boost Fracking Disclosures Draws Fire

Law360, New York (May 4, 2012, 7:42 PM EDT) -- The U.S. Department of the Interior proposed Friday to tighten regulations for hydraulic fracturing on federal lands — including requiring disclosure of chemicals used in the process — drawing criticisms from experts and stakeholders who say the measure could prove burdensome to business or fail to apply adequate protections.

The Bureau of Land Management unveiled the rule after more than a year of preparation, proposing to require oil and natural gas operators to disclose chemicals used in fracking operations on federal lands, guarantee the safe construction...
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