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New Federal fracking regulations set to begin in 90 days
Requires closer inspection of well sites, release of info on fracking chemicals, inspection of cement well casings, release of well geology info, more
by Pinedale Online!
March 20, 2015

The New York Times posted an article today (Friday, March 20th) saying the Obama administration has unveiled the nationís first major federal regulations on hydraulic fracturing of natural gas and oil wells. The new rules will only apply to oil and gas wells drilled on public lands. The vast majority of well drilling and fracking done today in the United States is done on private land, which some argue is because of the growing number of rules and restrictions the federal government is placing on mineral extraction and resource development on public lands. The rules will cover about 100,000 wells, according to the Interior Department. The New York Times article says these are expected to be the first in a series of new rules governing fracking by the Obama administration. Additional rules are expected to be forthcoming designed to curb the release of methane from fracking wells. Click on the link below to read the full article.

Obama Administration Unveils Federal Fracking Regulations By Coral Davenport, newyorktimes.com, March 20, 2015


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