Interior unveils proposed rules for fracking on federal land

The Department of the Interior unveiled its proposed rules for hydraulic fracturing on federal land, which would require oil and natural gas firms to disclose the chemicals used in the drilling technique as well as address flowback-water-related concerns. The oil and natural gas industry criticized the proposed rules, saying they aren't needed. "Energy production on federal lands has a history of driving job creation, and creating significant revenue for the government," but this could be affected by a program that "duplicates existing state regulations," said Erik Milito, upstream director at the American Petroleum Institute.

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