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U.S. Officials Extend Public Comment Period for Fracking Proposal

2:19 PM MDT | July 3, 2012 | Kara Sissell

The U.S. Department of Interior has extended by 60 days the time allowed for input on its draft rules for hydraulic fracturing. The proposal, which applies to drillers on land leased from the federal government, requires the disclosure of chemicals used in the process, known as fracking. It also requires drillers obtain permit approval for fracking operations on federal land. The initial public comment deadline was July 10, but business groups and some governors had asked for more time for feedback. The rules are expected to be final by the end of this year...

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