Report: States seek balance on fracking regulations

04/17/2012 | International Business Times

Twenty-four states have active or proposed laws for oversight of hydraulic fracturing operations, according to a report prepared by the National Conference of State Legislatures. "Hydraulic fracturing remains controversial in state legislatures, and the debate has turned into a balancing act. Policymakers, who are responsible for ensuring that regulations are in place to protect the environment and public health, also recognize the revenue potential the industry could bring to state and local economies," said the report.

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