GOP State Officials Push Obama To Drop Fracking Rule

Law360, New York (December 17, 2012, 5:25 PM EST) -- A coalition of Republican attorneys general and governors on Monday called on the White House to kill a proposal to regulate hydraulic fracturing in oil and natural gas wells on public lands, arguing it would impede development.

The Republican Attorneys General Association and the Republican Governors Association told President Barack Obama in a letter that the proposed rule would increase production costs and curb shale development on federal and Indian lands.

The U.S. Department of the Interior's Bureau of Land Management floated the rule in May....
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