State-level regulation of hydraulic fracturing remains the best way to oversee the drilling technique, a trio of Wyoming Republicans said in response to the Bureau of Land Management's proposed rules covering fracking on public lands. "We believe that [the bureau's] proposed rule will significantly delay oil and gas permitting, and in turn discourage oil and gas production on our nation's public lands," said Sens. John Barrasso, R-Wyo., Michael Enzi, R-Wyo., and Rep. Cynthia Lummis, R-Wyo. Groups such as the North Dakota Petroleum Council, the Independent Petroleum Producers of America, the Western Energy Alliance and the National Association of Manufacturers also criticized the proposed rule.
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