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Fri Dec 29, 2017, 06:12 AM

US BLM moves to rescind Obama-era fracking rule

The US Department of the Interior moved quickly Thursday to rescind an Obama-era rule regulating hydraulic fracturing on federal and Indian lands after a court declined to hear further appeals filed by Native American and environmental groups to try to keep the rule in place.

On Thursday, Interior's Bureau of Land Management released a notice of its intent to publish a final rule in the Federal Register Friday, formally stripping away the fracking rule. The rule had been scheduled to go into effect in 2015, but was never implemented because of court challenges by energy industry groups and several oil- and natural gas-producing states.

"With this final rule, the BLM is rescinding the 2015 rule because we believe it imposes administrative burdens and compliance costs that are not justified," the BLM notice said.

As part of his policy to reduce regulations on the energy industry, President Donald Trump vowed to rescind the rule, which would have updated the BLM's regulations for fracking on federal and Indian lands for the first time in 30 years.

On Wednesday, a three-judge panel of the 10th US Circuit Court of Appeals denied a request by the Indian tribes and environmental groups to have the full court hear their appeal of a lower court's decision to reject the case.


More: https://www.platts.com/latest-news/natural-gas/houston/us-blm-moves-to-rescind-obama-era-fracking-rule-10129834

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Rhiannon12866 Dec 2017 OP
The Wielding Truth Dec 2017 #1
Rhiannon12866 Dec 2017 #3
riversedge Dec 2017 #2
Rhiannon12866 Dec 2017 #4
mac56 Dec 2017 #5
Rhiannon12866 Dec 2017 #6

Response to Rhiannon12866 (Original post)

Fri Dec 29, 2017, 06:18 AM

1. sh*t

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Response to The Wielding Truth (Reply #1)

Fri Dec 29, 2017, 06:24 AM

3. Couldn't have said it better!

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Response to Rhiannon12866 (Original post)

Fri Dec 29, 2017, 06:22 AM

2. Most rules with the Obama Era tag are going going going. damn.

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Response to riversedge (Reply #2)

Fri Dec 29, 2017, 06:50 AM

4. Not only is Trump a sorehead, but he knows nothing about precedent

POTUS is a very exclusive club and new presidents have often turned to their more experienced predecessors, regardless of party. LBJ turned to Eisenhower as an advisor, Jimmy Carter only had Nixon and Ford, and Carter accepted help from his former opponent for dealing with Congress, George HW Bush used the resources of the Carter Center. This resentful ignorant sorehead isn't going to stop until we have nothing left!

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Response to Rhiannon12866 (Original post)

Fri Dec 29, 2017, 08:17 AM

5. At first glance, I thought BLM

was Black Lives Matter.

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Response to mac56 (Reply #5)

Fri Dec 29, 2017, 08:19 AM

6. I know - I sometimes assume it's the wrong one, too

Bureau of Land Management.

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