DOI Extends Fracking Rule Feedback By 60 Days

Law360, New York (June 6, 2013, 3:10 PM EDT) -- The Obama administration will extend the public comment period for its controversial, recently unveiled rule for hydraulic fracturing on federal lands for an additional 60 days, U.S. Interior Secretary Sally Jewell said Thursday.

With the 30-day comment period for the revised rule released May 16 running short and pleas from both industry and lawmakers to extend it, Jewell announced the extension during testimony before the Senate Committee on Energy and Natural Resources. However, the 60-day extension is only half the time requested by the House Natural...
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