State Oil & Natural Gas Regulations Designed to Protect Water Resources

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This report is designed to equip regulators and policymakers with pertinent data and observations to consider when evaluating and revising rules in their states. It includes an overview of 2013 groundwater protection rules in 27 oil- and gas-producing states, a discussion of how rules have evolved since an initial review in 2009, and considerations for regulators and policymakers derived from leading practices adopted or proposed in various states.

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