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

WASHINGTON, D.C., July 24, 2017 -

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. 

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