12 Dec '12, 3pm

Interior: We’ll maybe finalize those fracking rules next year

Interior: We’ll maybe finalize those fracking rules next year

Bad news, water lovers: You’re going to need to wait until at least 2013 before you know if you’re drinking fracking fluid. Last May, the Department of the Interior, America’s most introspective governmental bureau, announced proposed regulations for the fracking process. The proposal was … not very strong. Companies would have to provide information on chemicals used in the process, but only after the fact. ncindc The fast-acting Department of the Interior. Nonetheless, the fracking industry was hella mad, because if you government pencil-necks say companies have to worry about where chemicals end up or, worse, have to tell everyone what chemicals they use, those companies will have to fire everyone and probably resort to a life of crime. And besides, they noted, the existing rules states have are already so oppressive . But Interior was all, too bad, guys. We’re going to...

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