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Interior Department Releases Proposed Rules for Fracking on Public Lands

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By Aaron Mintzes

May 7, 2012

On Friday afternoon, the United States Department of Interior (DOI) released their proposed rules to govern hydraulic fracturing on public lands.   Many of us in the environmental community eagerly anticipated the release of these rules because they signal the second clear indication of how the Obama Administration would regulate fracking.  The Environmental Protection Agency had earlier released rules related to air emissions from natural gas facilities.  Although most fracking regulation occurs at the state level, the Interior Department’s Bureau of Land Management has jurisdiction over an enormous acreage and therefore sets the standard for how the states might approach the issue.

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The National Fracking Day of Action

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By Aaron Mintzes

May 2, 2012

Come join us July 28th at the Capitol!

Sign up at StoptheFrackAttack.org

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