Tribes Call On BLM To Drop Fracking Regulations

Law360, New York (April 19, 2012, 3:47 PM EDT) -- Tribal leaders at a congressional hearing Thursday told the Bureau of Land Management to withdraw a proposed rule on hydraulic fracturing that they say jeopardizes oil and gas development on Indian lands.

Leaders from tribes in Wyoming, Montana, Utah and North Dakota — including one tribe that has banned fracking — all had harsh words for the BLM at a hearing before the U.S. House Subcommittee on Indian and Alaska Native Affairs. They accused the agency of shutting tribes out of its rulemaking process and also...
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