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Interior issues new drilling rule on public land

May 17, 2013
By MATTHEW DALY , THE ASSOCIATED PRESS

WASHINGTON - The Obama administration said Thursday it will require companies that drill for oil and natural gas on federal lands to publicly disclose chemicals used in hydraulic fracturing operations. The new "fracking" rule replaces a draft proposed last year that was withdrawn amid industry complaints that federal regulation could hinder an ongoing boom in natural gas production.

 
 

 

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