WASHINGTON, D.C. – Alaskan Congressman Don Young released the following statement today regarding the proposed regulations of hydraulic fracturing on federal and tribal lands announced by the Department of Interior:
“Today’s announcement by the Department of Interior is very disappointing, but I have come to expect nothing less from an Administration beholden to environmental special interests. The new proposed rule on hydraulic fracturing on federal and tribal lands is unwarranted and unnecessary, and is yet another example of the growing number of burdensome administrative regulations that are prohibiting real economic growth in this country,” Rep. Young said.
“States like Alaska already have some of the most stringent hydraulic fracturing regulations laws in the country. Any new rules and regulations should come at the state level, where states have effectively overseen hydraulic fracturing for the last sixty years.”