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Thursday, August 1, 2013

Bill Seeks to Exclude Federal Government From Regulating Fracking on Public Lands

From EcoWatch:
The House Natural Resources Committee is consideringa bill that would bar the feds from enforcing any “Federal regulation, guidance or permit requirement regarding” fracking in states that have their own rules or guidance.
The impetus for the bill? The Interior Department has proposed updating its fracking regulations, which are more than 30 years old. It’s a reasonable thing to do considering that the technology has dramatically changed and literally transformed the landscape of drilling, opening up previously inaccessible deposits.
But the priority for the bill’s proponents is that the Interior Department keeps its hands off oil and gas operations on our public lands.
And they aren’t worried if the public or federal officials don’t think state rules are strong enough to protect water and air quality, human health, wildlife and fish.
Read more about this story here. 

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