Anti-Drilling Sportsmen Group Endorses BLM Fracking Rules

Reaction to the release of the Bureau of Land Management’s (BLM) new rules for fracking on federal lands (see BLM Releases Revised Rules for Fracking – Why it Matters) has been mostly negative–from both sides of the drilling debate. The American Petroleum Institute thinks the rules are completely unnecessary and add an extra layer of regulation, i.e. go too far (see Questions still surround BLM hydraulic fracturing regulations). The Sierra Club doesn’t think the rules go far enough (see Sierra Club Statement on the Bureau of Land Management’s New Fracking Rules).

However, MDN is happy to report there is one contingent from the political left embracing the new BLM fracking rules: The innocent sounding (but extremely partisan) Sportsmen for Responsible Energy Development. The Sportsmen (and presumably Sportswomen) of that group think, like Goldilocks, that BLM’s rules are “just right”…

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