EPA releases new guidelines for fracking materials
New guidelines were recently released by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency for companies using hydraulic fracking. The new guidelines require those companies to acquire an additional permit before they can use diesel or kerosene in their hydraulic fracturing. The new permit would add a minimum of 76 additional days to the permit process. North Dakota state officials reported that there are very few companies that have used either diesel or kerosene since April 2012. See the Dickinson Press for the full article.