Public comment sought on updated draft fracking rule

May 20, 2013 | 09:57 AM | Thorsten Schier

Tags  Bureau of Land Management, Neil Kornze, fracking, America's Natural Gas Alliance, Amy Farrell, House Committee on Energy and Commerce, Thorsten Schier

NEW YORK — The U.S. Department of the Interior has released an updated draft rule on hydraulic fracturing developed by the Bureau of Land Management for public comment.

The rule maintains the three key components of the bureau’s initial proposal (, May 4, 2012): requiring operators to disclose the chemicals they use in fracturing activities on public lands, improving assurances of well-bore integrity to verify that fluids used during fracturing operations are not contaminating groundwater, and confirming that oil and gas operators have water-management plans in place for handling fluids....

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