Hoeven Statement on the Interior Department's Final Fracking Rule

WASHINGTON – Senator John Hoeven today issued the following statement after the U.S. Interior Department’s (DOI) release of its final rule on hydraulic fracturing, which will be administered by the Bureau of Land Management (BLM):

“We have long supported a states-first approach to hydraulic fracturing, recognizing that states have a successful record of effectively regulating hydraulic fracturing with good environmental stewardship. Now, however, the Interior Department is imposing a federal regulation that duplicates what the states have been doing successfully for decades.

“Hydraulic fracturing has revolutionized energy development in our country, and states have led the way. We encourage the BLM to work with states and defer to the regulatory programs they have put in place with a long and successful track record.”