As producers turned up the volume on their opposition to the federal government’s regulation of hydraulic fracturing (fracking) on public lands, they caught a break in the long-awaited proposed rule that Interior Department’s Bureau of Land Management (BLM) issued Friday.
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Range Resources unit Range Production Co. may depose an Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) official on Tuesday (Jan. 25), a federal judge in Austin, TX, has ruled. The agency has accused the company of contaminating water wells with its Barnett Shale drilling activities, a claim Range disputes.
Atlas Resources has been fined $97,350 by the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) for allowing used hydraulic fracturing fluids to overfill a wastewater pit and contaminate a watershed in Washington County, PA, last year.