On September 10, 2012, members of the U.S. House of Representatives' Committee on Natural Resources wrote to Secretary of the Interior Ken Salazar, requesting that the Bureau of Land Management's proposed regulations governing hydraulic fracturing on federal land be made stronger.
The group wants the proposed regulations strengthened:
Read the U.S. House of Representatives' Committee on Natural Resources letter to Secretary of the Interior Ken Salazar.
Within one day of this letter, Governor Matt Mead of Wyoming expressed his opposing opinion, stating that federal hydraulic fracturing rules are unnecessary because the state regulations are already stronger.
For example, current Wyoming state regulations require the pre-fracturing disclosure of all chemical identities and concentrations of each additive used in the hydraulic fracturing process.
This article was prepared by Barclay R. Nicholson (email@example.com or 713 651 3662) from Fulbright's Energy Practice.
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