House GOP Wants To Ease Federal Fracking Regs

Law360, New York (July 25, 2013, 2:27 PM EDT) -- House Republicans on Thursday called on President Barack Obama to roll back proposed hydraulic fracturing federal guidelines for oil drilling on federally owned lands, touting a bill that would weaken the Department of the Interior’s ability to place nationwide regulations on drilling companies.

At a hearing on a bill sponsored by Rep. Bill Flores, R-Texas, entitled “Protecting States’ Rights to Promote American Energy Security Act,” Republicans on the House Natural Resources Committee’s subcommittee on energy and minerals said the DOI’s Bureau of Land Management should abandon...
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