Fracking rules under review by Obama administration

The Obama administration is considering tougher rules on hydraulic fracking wells that are popping up across eastern Ohio, the Hill reported.

Interior Department rules that would toughen fracking regulation are under review by the Office of Management and Budget, the paper reported.

The rules would require disclosure of the components used in fracking fluids and how drillers would manage water from wells, the paper said.

The New York state Department of Environmental Conservation is reviewing tens of thousands of comments relating to hydraulic fracturing of Marcellus Shale in the state, but no timetable has been set for when oil and gas companies, landowners, and opposition groups will get to see them.

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