Last week, the National Association of Manufacturers submitted comments to the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) on the proposed rule to regulate hydraulic fracturing on Federal and Indian lands.
As a consumer of a third of the nation’s energy, Manufacturers depend on a consistent supply of natural gas for much of their energy needs. As such, we believe that state and federal governments must continue to pursue policies that encourage responsible and expeditious development of this abundant resource.
Unfortunately, the duplicative regulation proposed in BLM’s rule would harm exploration, development, and production of shale oil and gas, ultimately making it more difficult for manufacturers to remain competitive.
The NAM strongly recommends the BLM withdraw the Proposed Rule and allow the states to regulate hydraulic fracturing in the same safe and secure manner they have done for several decades.
To view the NAM’s Comment on the rule, please click here.