New federal fracking rules draw fire from Utah lawmakers

Utah lawmakers criticized the Obama administration's new rules covering hydraulic fracturing on federal land, saying that the drilling technique is adequately regulated by states. "Utahns are fully capable of managing ourselves," said Sen. Orrin Hatch, R-Utah. "This ... adds an unnecessary layer of bureaucracy to a regulatory process that already works," said Rep. Jim Matheson, D-Utah.

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