DOI's Revised Fracking Rules Draw Heat From All Sides

Law360, New York (May 16, 2013, 6:24 PM EDT) -- The Obama administration unveiled revised rules for hydraulic fracturing on public lands Thursday that environmentalists denounced as a cop-out to the energy industry, while oil and gas groups only offered tepid support due to concerns that the rules will overlap with state regulations.

The revised rule released by the U.S. Department of the Interior's Bureau of Land Management hews relatively closely to the draft floated by BLM in May 2012, requiring oil and natural gas operators to disclose fluids used in the process commonly known as...
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