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Oil Industry Meets First Federal Fracking Rules With a Lawsuit

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New Fracking Rules Hit Oil Drillers as Output Peaks

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U.S. drillers already reeling from a six-month drop in oil prices denounced new U.S. fracking regulations as costly and unnecessary, and quickly met them with a lawsuit.

After three years of debate, the U.S. Interior Department said Friday that drillers on federal land must reveal the chemicals they use, meet construction standards for wells and safely dispose of contaminated water.