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Feds tighten rules for chemical disclosure of fracking fluids

The Obama administration said Friday that it is requiring companies that drill for oil and natural gas on federal lands to disclose chemicals used in hydraulic fracturing, the first major federal regulation of the controversial drilling technique that has sparked an ongoing boom in gas production but raised widespread concerns about possible groundwater contamination.
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This administration never misses a chance to appease radical environmentalists,” said House Speaker John Boehner, R-Ohio.

The new rule amounts to “regulating a process that is already properly regulated” by states, Boehner said. “Meanwhile, the people who work hard every day to produce American energy safely and reliably will have to bear needless costs and headaches.”

Two groups, the Independent Petroleum Association of America and the Western Energy Alliance, filed suit in federal court in Wyoming seeking to block the rule. The suit claims the rule would impose unfair burdens that will “complicate and frustrate oil and gas production on federal lands.”

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