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Editorial: Environmental regulations priority in oil country

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Sen. John Hoeven introduced legislation last week which says states, not the federal government, are best equipped to be the primary regulators of hydraulic fracturing.

Water does not know state boundaries. Legislation of this nature could lead to a number of problems with enforcement.

Who decides where lines are drawn or which government entity is in charge of wells, pipelines, groundwater, lakes, rivers and the most precious resource?

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