U.S. fracking rules draw criticism from industry, state officials

05/8/2013 | Platts

Industry and state officials criticized the Obama administration's proposed rules for hydraulic fracturing on federal lands, saying they will discourage oil and natural gas drilling on such areas as well as stifle job generation and economic growth. Officials also argued that such regulation is duplicative and unnecessary. "State rules specifically tailored to each state's unique geologic and hydrologic conditions better protect the environment and groundwater than a one-size-fits-all federal rule," said Montana state Sen. Alan Olson.

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