Interior Department repeals regulations on hydraulic fracturing

The Obama administration’s 2015 fracking rule was never actually implemented, thanks to an ongoing court battle, and it apparently never will be. The Interior Department published a final rule Friday in the Federal Register repealing immediately the hydraulic-fracturing regulation on federal lands, saying that “we believe it imposes administrative burdens and compliance costs that are not justified.”

https://m.washingtontimes.com/news/2017/dec/31/trump-administration-kills-obama-era-fracking-rule/

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