Posted by: Bob Payne | November 4, 2011

Fracking Rules for Wells, Water Weighed by U.S. Interior Department

The U.S. Interior Department is considering regulations for production of natural gas and oil from shale on federal lands, including required disclosure of the chemicals used and standards for water and wells.

The rules will probably be proposed in “a couple of months” and become final about a year later, David Hayes, the Interior Department’s deputy secretary, said today.

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