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Stark Co. against federal fracking regulation: Commission to send letter favoring state jurisdiction

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When it comes to hydraulic fracturing -- the oft-times controversial drilling technique that's unlocked vast stores of oil and natural gas in the Bakken and Three Forks formations in western North Dakota -- Stark County officials believe that states know best.

At least, that's the idea behind a letter the Stark County Commission agreed on Tuesday to send to the federal government requesting that regulation power over hydraulic fracturing, or "fracking," remain with the states.

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