You are here

US oil industry challenges first federal fracking rules

Rules will exacerbate a flight from federal and tribal lands to private property as well as cost local jobs and federal revenue, say lawyers

A worker washing a truck used to carry sand for fracking in Texas. Fracking has triggered a boom in US crude output over the last decade.


US DRILLERS already reeling from a six-month drop in oil prices denounced new US fracking regulations as costly and unnecessary, and quickly met them with a lawsuit.

After three years of debate, the US Interior Department said on Friday that drillers on federal land must

Market voices on:


Receive $80 Grab vouchers valid for use on all Grab services except GrabHitch and GrabShuttle when you subscribe to BT All-Digital at only $0.99*/month.

Find out more at

Powered by GET.comGetCom