Excerpt: The Executive Order charges the Working Group to facilitate coordinated Administration Policy efforts to support safe and responsible unconventional natural gas development.’ However, the Executive Order flags augmenting State safeguards’ as a role for the Federal government. The Order is not clear on whether that Federal standard-setting role is in addition to or in lieu of the States’ role as primary regulators. As this Federal augmenting’ role is mentioned as something apart from simply implementing Federal law, it requires particular explanation.
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