Federal Court Strikes Down BLM Fracturing Rule
Washington, D.C. (June 21st, 2016) – Today in Wyoming, US District Court Judge John Skavdahl struck down the Bureau of Land Management’s final rule on hydraulic fracturing. Judge Skavdahl agreed with western states, tribes, and industry that the BLM lacked the authority to regulate hydraulic fracturing.
Congressional Western Caucus Chairman Cynthia Lummis (WY-At large) issued the following statement in response:
“Today is a victory not only for state management and responsible stewardship of our natural resources, but also for states’ rights,” said Chairman Lummis. “This rule undermined the careful and efficient regulation of fracturing that states have put in place, like the rules written by Wyoming. I am glad to see Judge Skavdahl rule in favor of the State of Wyoming and others and will continue my own work to rein in overreaching federal agencies.”
Read the decision here.