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November 21, 2012

Environmental Groups Praise TX Efforts to Regulate Fracking

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AUSTIN, Texas — He says regulations can be good for the industry, too, since tough rules will likely reduce calls for eliminating fracking altogether. 

State lawmakers could get involved if they don't like what the Railroad Commission comes up with. The agency's entire operations will be scrutinized by the Legislature in a mandated "sunset review" process next year. The public gets a chance to weigh in on that at a December 19 hearing in Austin.

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