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Interior issues new drilling rule on public land

May 16, 2013
Minot Daily News

WASHINGTON (AP) - The Obama administration is proposing a rule that would require companies that drill for oil and natural gas on federal lands to publicly disclose chemicals used in hydraulic fracturing operations. The new "fracking" rule replaces a draft proposed last year that was withdrawn amid industry complaints that federal regulation could hinder an ongoing boom in natural gas production.

 
 

 

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