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Eco-group wants federal rules on fracking

By Bob Downing Published: June 2, 2012

The Environmental Defense Fund wants federal, not state rules, on hydraulic fracturing or fracking, Bloomberg News reports.

The eco-group says states that regulate the process to free up natural gas fail to meet international standards developed to prevent  damage to natural resources.

"There are regulations in place in many states. They're not strong enough. I don't know of any state that has everything in place that's needed," said spokesman Eric Pooley.

The Paris-based International Energy Agency said the industry and policy makers should follow guidelines regarding chemical disclosure, well design and waste waste disposal to avoid opposition.

The industry says state regulations are very effective, said spokeswoman Amy Emmert of the American Petroleum Council.

About 26 states including Ohio have been reviewing and revising fracking legislation. Some are pushing for federal rules instead.

Fracking now accounts for 35 percent of U.S. natural gas production, up from 1 percent in 2005-2006.




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Utica and Marcellus shale web sites

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