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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

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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.

Washington

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

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