The Coast Guard won’t adopt a policy clearing the way for barges to ship large amounts of fracking wastewater on the Ohio River and other waterways, according to WDRB in Louisville.



The agency, which regulates safety rules for vessels that carry hazardous materials, formally withdrew the proposal in the Tuesday edition of the Federal Register, the journal for notices issued by the U.S. government.



One company, GreenHunter Resources, had pushed to win federal approval for such shipments on the Ohio River from a base in southern Ohio.



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