Interior Secretary Sally Jewell emphasized the importance of federal regulations covering hydraulic fracturing on public lands during a House Natural Resources Committee hearing. The rules would require disclosure of fracking chemicals and the adoption of water management plans. "Part of my job is to make sure we're watching over the federal estate effectively," Jewell said. "In many cases, the standards don't exist or are very old within states, so we felt they needed to be modernized on federal lands."

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