Monday, June 10, 2013

BLM Extends Public Comment on Proposed Revisions to “Fracking” Rule

In May, the Bureau of Land Management released proposed revisions to regulations governing the operation of oil and gas wells using the hydraulic fracturing technique for 30 days of public comment. Both industry groups, and environmentalists, stated they needed additional time to review the document. In response, the D.O.I extended the public comment period for 60 days, according to the Federal Register published June 10. The comment period will now end August 23.

For more information on the proposed revisions, visit the DOI’s website.

Written by: Garrett Lent, Research Assistant
Penn State Law, Agricultural Law Center
June 2013

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