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Mark Barron Says Federal Judge's Decision to Halt BLM Hydraulic Fracturing Rule Will Not Impede BLM's Regulatory Role

News / July 25, 2016

Mark Barron was quoted in an article published June 22, 2016, in Environment & Energy News. In the article, “Federal Court Kills BLM Fracking Rule,” Barron commented on the potential implications of a Wyoming federal judge’s holding that the Bureau of Land Management lacked statutory authority to regulate hydraulic fracturing. Barron explained: “There is no need to extrapolate the decision to any other technique,” because hydraulic fracturing represents a “unique situation, one that Congress has spoken to specifically and expressly.” Barron led the BakerHostetler team that represented the Western Energy Alliance and Independent Petroleum Association of America in their opposition to the Bureau of Land Management’s hydraulic fracturing rule

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