Gov't Faces Pressure From All Sides To Alter Fracking Rule

Law360, New York (August 23, 2013, 4:43 PM EDT) -- The Obama administration is being yanked in diametric directions as it works to finalize a new rule for hydraulic fracturing on federal land, receiving thousands of public comments by Friday's deadline that reveal industry and environmental opposition and little outright support for the proposal.

Nonprofit groups Center For Biological Diversity, Food & Water Watch and others are demanding that the government ban hydraulic fracturing on public territory, while industry organizations including the American Petroleum Institute and the Western Energy Alliance argue that the federal government should...
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