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Bishop Statement on Interior's Decision to Rescind Hydraulic Fracturing Rule

Today, the Department of the Interior (DOI) announced its plan to rescind the Bureau of Land Management’s (BLM) hydraulic fracturing rule. Chairman Rob Bishop (R-UT) issued the following statement:

“I applaud Secretary Zinke and his team for their work in returning the Department, it’s sub-agencies and bureaus to their core statutory functions. Taking this job-killing federal regulatory overreach off the books is an important step in this process.”


On June 21, 2016, a federal judge struck down the rule stating that DOI did not have the authority to regulate hydraulic fracturing.