A recent advisory from DWT partners Glenn Benson and Barbara Jost:

On May 16, 2013, the U.S. Department of the Interior’s Bureau of Land Management (“BLM”) issued a revised proposed rule regarding hydraulic fracturing on federal and Indian lands for oil and gas production. In response to the more than 177,000 public comments submitted in response to its initial proposed rule, BLM is proposing to make a number of modifications to alleviate public concerns about safety, while at the same time providing industry greater flexibility and trade secret protection and facilitating coordination with States and tribes.

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