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In fracking regs, Obama avoids controversy
The phrase Mark Zuckerberg likes to plaster around Facebook's offices is "done is better than perfect." That might be a good way to describe President Barack Obama's first two markers in the regulation of hydraulic fracturing.
The Interior Department on Friday proposed the first-ever disclosure requirements on natural gas fracking. Secretary Ken Salazar managed to please nobody.
Still, his plan helped the administration be proactive on the concerns about fracking without taking steps to actually stop new wells on leased public lands, a strategy that leaves Obama's opponents without an argument that he's stopping domestic gas production.
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