Federal fracing regulation necessary, Jewell tells House panel

07/29/2013
Federal regulations on hydraulic fracturing would provide a necessary baseline for states where onshore unconventional oil and gas development has not taken place yet but will soon, US Sec. of the Interior Sally Jewell said. Interior also would possibly accept more-stringent requirements than some states have enacted already, she told the US House Natural Resources Committee. "I have fraced wells. I understand there can be problems. We need updates to 30-year-old regulations, but they need to recognize contributions by states," Jewell said in her opening statement at a hearing examining DOI's overall operations. Baseline standards covering flowback control, wellbore integrity, a...
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