Energy sector prepares for Obama's second term

11/7/2012 | Reuters · Reuters

The energy sector may see more stringent environmental regulations in President Barack Obama's second term despite the administration's goal to promote energy independence, according to an analysis. Tougher regulations for drilling could come, and a decision on exporting shale oil and natural gas may take longer than if Republican candidate Mitt Romney had won. Separately, the Environmental Protection Agency is preparing to release two reports that will guide hydraulic fracturing regulations.

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