BLM pulls proposed fracing rules, works on new version

01/28/2013
The US Bureau of Land Management withdrew its proposed hydraulic fracturing regulations and announced that a new draft will be prepared during this year's first quarter. BLM is preparing a new version in response to the more than 170,000 comments it received to the original proposal, the US Department of the Interior said on Jan. 18. "In response to comments from stakeholders and the public, BLM is making improvements to the draft proposal in order to maximize flexibility, facilitate coordination with state practices, and ensure that operators on public lands implement best practices," a DOI spokesman said. Additional comments will be sought on the new proposal once it is issued...
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