DOI To Take New Look At Oil Shale Rules

Law360, New York (February 15, 2011, 7:30 PM EST) -- The U.S. Department of the Interior announced Tuesday that it would revisit commercial oil shale regulations issued under the Bush administration and, if necessary, change them in light of water demands in Western states and benefits to taxpayers.

The U.S. Geological Survey will also analyze baseline water resource conditions to better understand how oil shale development could affect surface and ground water, Interior Secretary Ken Salazar and Bureau of Land Management Director Bob Abbey said.

That action follows the recommendations of a U.S. Government Accountability Office...
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