DOI Pressed To Widen Fracking Rule Feedback Window

Law360, New York (May 28, 2013, 7:01 PM EDT) -- The American Petroleum Institute has joined lawmakers in urging the U.S. Department of the Interior to extend the 30-day comment period for its revised rules for hydraulic fracturing on public lands, releasing a letter Tuesday claiming that isn't enough time given the rule's complexity and potential impact.

The DOI's Bureau of Land Management released the revised rule May 16, which was criticized by oil and gas groups as unnecessary and environmentalists as a cop-out to the energy industry. However, parties in both camps have agreed that...
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