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10. Are there regulations for fracking technology?

According to several sources consulted, in the United States fracking enjoys extensive environmental exemptions: the oil and gas industry, of which fracking is part, is exempt from compliance with the main federal environmental laws since the approval of the “Energy Policy Act of 2005”. These federal laws cover important regulations such as “the protection of the right to clean air and water, the prevention of toxic substances and the emission of chemical products into the environment. Among the laws that fracking is not required to comply with are the “Clean Air Act”, “Clean Water Act”, “Safe Drinking Water Act”. “National Environmental Policy Act” or the “Resource Conservation and Recovery Act”, among others “.

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