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ND Senators Seek Exemption From Fracking Rules

Ben Geman | The Hill
Sep 10, 2013

North Dakota’s congressional delegation is pressing the Interior Department to defer to their state’s s oil-and-gas “fracking” regulations instead of imposing new federal requirements.

They wrote to Interior Secretary Sally Jewell as her department crafts regulations to govern hydraulic fracturing on federal and Indian lands.

“We request that the [Interior Department] final rule on hydraulic fracturing exempt North Dakota and Indian lands in our state . . . and recognize the primacy of states to develop the criteria, oversee [implementation], and ensure compliance with state-developed regulations,” the letter states.

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