16 Mar '17, 6pm

Zinke announces plan to axe critical #fracking rule

In one of his first actions as Secretary of Interior, Ryan Zinke Wednesday signaled his cozy relationship with the oil and gas industry by initiating a process to rescind updated fracking rules on public lands that were developed to protect public health and safety. The Department of Justice filed a motion in the 10th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals on Wednesday announcing that BLM intends to start a new rulemaking process to rescind the rule. The rule, issued in March 2015, was the result of nearly five years of public hearings and expert analysis to modernize the Bureau of Land Management’s fracking regulations, which had not been updated since 1982 and did not address dangers posed by new technologies and rapid expansion in the industry. “Today’s news demonstrates the degree to which Secretary Zinke and the Trump administration are in the pocket of the oil and gas industr...

Full article: http://earthjustice.org/news/press/2017/zinke-announces-p...

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