API suggests single agency coordinate frac rule proposals

The American Petroleum Institute urged the federal government to designate a lead agency to ensure that 10 departments and agencies that are considering regulations connected with unconventional oil and gas production don't create conflicting or duplicative rules. "To my knowledge, there's not a precedent for 10 [federal] agencies looking at a single issue like this," Kyle Isakower, API's vice-president of regulatory and economic policy, said in a Mar. 1 teleconference with reporters. "We are trying to ensure that they're not stepping on each other's toes," he explained. "We believe there should be a lead agency looking at hydraulic fracturing and associated issue...

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