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The good cop/bad cop world of policing US fracking

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Listen: The good cop/bad cop world of policing US fracking

Pull up a chair in the interrogation room and join Platts senior editor Brian Scheid as he asks questions about the Obama administration's new hydraulic fracturing rules and their impact on US oil and gas producers.

Blasted by industry as overkill and environmentalists as ineffective, these fracking rules have drawn considerable scrutiny since they were unveiled late last month. But what will the rules, ultimately, mean? Scheid looks into whether administration officials are trying to play the good cop or the bad cop with these new rules.

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