Interior Department scrapped a proposal from 2012 after

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The plan offers to drillers by allowing them to use various tools to evaluate cement integrity and by allowing the use of an industry cheap canada goose uk backed web site known as canadian goose jacket FracFocus for the disclosure of chemicals used in hydraulic fracturing after drilling takes place, the Department said.

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And the changes failed to win over some industry backers, who have questioned why federal regulations are needed at all when states already have rules in place.

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The new draft rules, which will be subject to 30 day public comment period, keep intact many of the measures from the government first proposal that were maligned by green groups, including requiring disclosure of chemicals used after drilling has already occurred and allowing waste fluids to be stored in open air pits.

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