Federal regulators should engage states and the industry more regarding proposed rules for unconventional oil and natural gas production to avoid duplicative requirements, said Sens. Ron Wyden, D-Ore., and Joe Manchin, D-W.Va. Input from states is necessary because of differences in geography, Wyden said. "All we're asking for is a partnership. Fears of [the Environmental Protection Agency] or the Army Corps of Engineers potentially shutting down an operation by denying it a permit can stifle investment," Manchin said.
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