Washington urged to get more input from states, industry

Federal regulators contemplating proposals involving unconventional oil and gas production should pursue a meaningful partnership with states and the industry to prevent duplicative and confusing requirements, two Democrats from the US Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee suggested. Otherwise, they run the risk of stifling significant economic growth and improved energy security with burdensome, inefficient regulations, Sens. Ronald L. Wyden (Ore.) and Joe Manchin (W.Va.) said during a Mar. 20 National Journal-American Chemistry Council policy summit on finding the best regulatory environment to boost responsible US natural gas production. State input is essential because geograp...

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