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mastermariner

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Message Posted: Jan 19, 2013 4:37:57 AM

The U.S. Bureau of Land Management (BLM) will publish a new draft proposal of hydraulic fracturing regulations for federal lands in this year's first quarter, a Department of the Interior (DOI) spokesperson confirmed to Rigzone Friday.

The decision comes in response to the more than 170,000 comments from stakeholders and the public on the proposed rule. Some oil and gas industry groups had criticized the rule, saying it would negatively impact domestic energy production, drive up costs and discourage exploration of resources on public and Indian lands.

BLM said it would make improvements to the draft proposal in order to maximize flexibility, facilitate coordination with state practices and ensure that operators on public lands implement the best practices.

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mike56MI
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Message Posted: Jan 19, 2013 7:03:17 PM

OK
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geezrtek
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Message Posted: Jan 19, 2013 11:46:38 AM

It's after the election.
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Discovery02
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Message Posted: Jan 19, 2013 11:06:18 AM

A number of states have put forth several different rules for fracking, which is precisely why a federal standard is necessary to standardize the rules across the US.
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playtimeCLE
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Message Posted: Jan 19, 2013 10:48:17 AM

The only debate in fracking is who puts out the most misinformation, oil companies or environmentalists. Whats not up for debate is that you can live without oil, you cant live without water. To live our life style we need oil. But oil companies must play by the rules and not cut corners, even if it cost them more.
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merlinCO
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Message Posted: Jan 19, 2013 10:35:21 AM

Big oil will do what they can to cut corners on cost at the expense of the environment.
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drpepperTX
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Message Posted: Jan 19, 2013 10:20:04 AM

Zuegma makes great points. In reality all three are redundant, all chemicals must be labeled on site as required by existing law. So typical of Fed intervention into state business.
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PTBpricer
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Message Posted: Jan 19, 2013 10:10:28 AM

And the beat goes on....
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Zuegma
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Message Posted: Jan 19, 2013 9:18:25 AM

"" The updated draft rule will maintain the three main components of the initial proposal, including:

•Requiring operators to disclose the chemicals they use for fracturing activities on public lands
•Improving assurances on wellbore integrity to verify that fluids used in wells during fracturing operations are not escaping
•Confirming that oil and gas operators have a water management plan in place for handling fracturing fluids that flow back to the surface ""

The regulations on hydraulic fracturing should be the same irrespecful if its on 'public lands' or not!!!
The last 2 key items are so fundamental that its amazing they have to be restated. Are the not enforced now???
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Eagle3236
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Message Posted: Jan 19, 2013 8:58:44 AM

BEWARE the government getting involved!
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endymion
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Message Posted: Jan 19, 2013 8:08:25 AM

Safety and purity of the drinking water should be a first priority.
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Message Posted: Jan 19, 2013 7:40:07 AM

k
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Message Posted: Jan 19, 2013 7:30:58 AM

OK
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eyegotgas2
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Message Posted: Jan 19, 2013 7:11:50 AM

I think it will have bad side effects. Propably cancer and sickness rate increasing in the areas fracked.

Time will tell but I have heard considerable negativity and enviromental concerns anyway.
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AVKZ
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Message Posted: Jan 19, 2013 6:56:46 AM

Ban fracking.
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zaq001
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Message Posted: Jan 19, 2013 6:55:25 AM

We need to watch this closely.
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Message Posted: Jan 19, 2013 6:32:17 AM

I want to drink my water, not burn it....
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JohnofGB
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Message Posted: Jan 19, 2013 6:15:50 AM

Fracking needs to have the facts established so as not to be manipulated by eco-terrorists , misinformation and the media.
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Message Posted: Jan 19, 2013 5:59:27 AM

just another load of obama
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