State Regulation

Standards Cited in State Regulations

Effective hydraulic fracturing regulation can only be
achieved at the state level as state regulations can
be tailored to geological and local needs. Key state
regulations include: Review and approval of permits;
well design, location and spacing; drilling operations; water management and disposal; air emissions; wildlife
impacts; surface disturbance; worker health and safety;
and inspection and enforcement of day-to-day oil and
gas operations. Impacts can be avoided or mitigated
with proper practices.