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Mark Barron Praises Proposal to Rescind Contested Drilling Rules

News / July 28, 2017

Partner Mark Barron is quoted in articles Law360 and the Natural Gas Intelligencer published on July 24, 2017 regarding the Bureau of Land Management’s proposal to rescind an Obama-era rule regulating hydraulic fracturing on federal and tribal lands. Barron, who has represented the nation’s largest independent energy associations in their fight against the restrictions, said:

"The petitioners are pleased that Interior has finally recognized that the hydraulic fracturing rule published in 2015 was unnecessary to ensure that hydraulic fracturing is conducted safely and responsibly. From the beginning, the rule has imposed costs on operators -- overwhelmingly small and independent operators -- without any commensurate environmental benefit. Today's action is a prudent move that promotes state sovereignty and economic integrity."

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