By Staff 6-22,2016
On Tuesday a federal judge in Wyoming struck down the Obama Administration’s regulations against hydraulic fracturing. US District Court Judge Scott Skavdahl ruled that the Bureau of Land Management did not have the authority to issue the regulations.
U.S. Senator Mike Enzi, R-Wyo., issued the following statement in response:
“Once again the courts have caught the Obama Administration going far beyond its constitutional authority. In its efforts to regulate hydraulic fracturing out of existence, the Administration has ignored the will of Congress, the states and the American people. Wyoming doesn’t need the federal government stepping in to undermine its carefully written regulations that oversee energy production without burdening businesses with excessive red tape. I am glad the court ruled in favor of Wyoming and other states and tribes which continue to fight against Washington’s one-size-fits-all approach.”
U.S. Senator John Barraso’s issue this statement:
“Wyoming and other energy states – not Washington – are best prepared to regulate oil and natural gas production. It is encouraging to see a federal court clearly state the limits of the president’s power. Judge Skavdahl’s ruling should be upheld. The courts must recognize that Congress has not given BLM the power to regulate hydraulic fracturing.”