DOI releases draft fracing rules for onshore public, tribal lands

05/14/2012
The US Department of the Interior released its long-awaited proposal to regulate exploration and development of unconventional oil and gas resources on onshore public and tribal lands. The proposed rule would require public disclosure of chemicals used in hydraulic fracturing once that operation has been completed, improve regulations involving wellbore integrity, and address issues related to flowback water, US Interior Sec. Ken Salazar said. "As we continue to offer millions of acres of America's public lands for oil and gas development, it is critical that the public have full confidence that the right safety and environmental protections are in place," Salazar told reporters...
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