State officials criticize proposed federal fracking rules

Officials from Colorado, Wyoming and Utah criticized the Department of the Interior's proposed rules covering hydraulic fracturing on federal lands during a congressional hearing in Denver. The oil and natural gas drilling technique is sufficiently regulated by states, they said. "There is no need for the federal government to step in and insert itself into a process that is working well," said Kathleen Clarke, director of the Utah Office of Public Land Policy Coordination.

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