Mich. Crafts Fracking Rules With New Restrictions

Law360, New York (October 23, 2013, 5:01 PM EDT) -- The Michigan Department of Environmental Quality said Tuesday it is developing new rules for hydraulic fracturing that add protections for water resources and require additional chemical data submissions from drilling companies.

State regulators are putting together new measures for water quality testing, assessment and monitoring and for chemical additive disclosure, and expect to have the new rules in place sometime in 2014. The changes will allow the public to better understand the unconventional drilling process, according to the DEQ.

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