A federal appeals court refused on Wednesday to reconsider its decision to overturn an Obama administration rule on fracking, holding that the issue was moot: The Trump administration is planning to throw out the rule altogether in January.
The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) said that the Obama administration’s rule “unnecessarily burdens industry compliance costs and information requirements that are duplicative of regulatory programs of many states and some tribes. As a result, we are proposing to rescind, in its entirety, the [Obama administration’s] 2015 final rule.”
The original decision in 2016 ruled that the Obama administration was guilty of federal overreach, that the BLM was never given the authority assumed under that administration to regulate fracking. In January the oil- and gas-development industry will not have to worry about this regulatory roadblock. Instead, it will have to worry about how to handle the new oil and gas production flowing out of America’s amazing energy resources.

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