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New federal fracking rules to have limited impact

By Bob Downing Published: May 9, 2012

The Obama administration's newly proposed fracking rules have a major limitation: They only apply to a sliver of the nation's natural gas-drilling lands.

ProPublica's Lena Groger reports that the proposed federal rules only apply to U.S. Bureau of Land Management and Indian lands, not to U.S. Forest Service, private or state-owned lands.

The land to be covered by the proposed rules make up 11 percent of the country's natural gas supply and 5 percent of its oil supply, she wrote.

You can read her story  here.

 

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