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Oklahoma Bars Local Regulation of Hydraulic Fracturing

By Ilya Batikov

Following a similar move in Texas, last week, Oklahoma passed a bill restricting local regulation of hydraulic fracturing, reports the Associated Press. The bill’s aim, according to its supporters, is to “reaffir[m] the three-member Oklahoma Corporation Commission as the regulator of the oil and gas industry and prevents a patchwork of inconsistent regulations across the state.”

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