Wyoming officials are concerned about federal fracking rules

Wyoming officials expressed concern about the Obama administration's proposed regulations covering hydraulic fracturing on public land, as the state already has such rules in place. "Proven leadership and effective regulation at the state level cause me to question the need and purpose of federal regulation, especially when it is less effective and in many respects duplicative," said Wyoming Gov. Matt Mead. "The [federal] rules in Wyoming will generate more paperwork and additional burden on operators with no additional benefit to the state, the feds, or the public," said Mark Northam, director of the University of Wyoming's School of Energy Resources.

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Mixed Wyoming reaction to proposed federal fracking rules - Star-Tribune (Casper, Wyo.)

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