10/28/08 - Tribes to take over regulation of injection wells


Tribes of the Fort Peck Indian Reservation will become the nation's first to take the place of the federal government in regulating a type of well associated with oil and natural gas development, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency said Monday. The EPA has authorized Fort Peck's Assiniboine and Sioux tribes to take over administration of a program - as some state governments have done - that is