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U.S. Details Plans for Fracking Regulations

12:48 PM MST | November 9, 2011 | Kara Sissell and Robert Westervelt

The U.S. Department of the Interior says it expects to propose in the next several months rules governing hydraulic fracturing, or fracking. The proposal will include regulations governing the disclosure of chemicals used in the process and will apply to drillers on land leased from the federal government. Interior department deputy secretary David Hayes made the comments to a federal energy department panel that is advising Obama Administration on potential environmental problems associated with fracking, press reports say. Fracking: Chemical disclosure rules...


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