Wyo. Lawmakers Push For Federal Fracking Rule Exemptions

Law360, New York (August 19, 2013, 6:11 PM EDT) -- Wyoming's congressional delegation on Monday urged the U.S. Department of the Interior to exempt Wyoming and other states currently regulating hydraulic fracturing from a pending federal rule for fracking on public lands, saying it's duplicative and would gum up oil and gas development on federal lands.

Repeating a gripe of the oil and gas industry and its congressional allies, Sens. Mike Enzi and John Barrasso as well as Rep. Cynthia Lummis, all Wyoming Republicans, said the revised fracking rule unveiled by the DOI's Bureau of Land...
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