Zinke Announces Plan to Axe Fracking Rule


In one of his first actions as Secretary of Interior, Ryan Zinke has initiated the process to rescind updated fracking rules on public lands that were developed to protect public health and safety.

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.

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