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BLM Sends Revised Fracking Proposal to White House for Review

As we anticipated in a previous post, the U.S. Department of the Interior, Bureau of Land Management (BLM), has reportedly submitted to the White House Office of Management and Budget its revised proposal for regulation of hydraulic fracturing on federal lands.  The original proposal released in May 2012 prompted significant criticism from industry representatives, state regulators, and environmental groups alike.  BLM expects to release its new proposal sometime in the first quarter of 2013.