18 May 2012 03:32 [Source: ICIS news]
TORONTO (ICIS)--The government of ?xml:namespace>
Under the proposals, the eastern Canadian province plans to impose chemical management requirements for fracture fluids and other chemicals used in hydraulic fracturing.
The measures, proposed in the form of a discussion paper, focus on protecting water and the environment, as well as communities and landowners.
In addition, the province plans to change its royalty scheme for the industry, and it plans to increase penalties against companies that violate its oil and natural gas regulations, it said.
The provincial government will receive comments on the discussion papers until 18 July. Further details are available on the
Meanwhile, in the nearby northeastern
Additional reporting by Bobbie Clark
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