25 Jul '17, 1pm

Trump Administration Proposes Repeal of Fracking Protections

Three days before oral arguments are scheduled in the 10th Circuit Court of Appeals on Bureau of Land Management safety measures to regulate fracking operations on public lands , the U.S. Department of Interior is moving ahead with its plan to rescind the 2015 rule. The rule, which was the product of nearly five years of agency work, expert input, public comments and hearings, never went into effect after it was challenged immediately by oil and gas industry trade associations. After a district court judge set aside the rule in 2016, BLM and citizen groups appealed to the 10th Circuit in late 2016. The Trump administration , however, reversed course in March 2017 and announced that it would propose repealing the rule. Today, the administration formalized that reversal with a proposal to be published Tuesday for public notice and comment. "This is another cynical move by th...

Full article: https://www.ecowatch.com/trump-fracking-protections-24651...

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