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Fracking-Funded Legislators Hold Hearing Criticizing Rules That Aren’t Written Yet

You might think fracking boosters would at least wait until new safety and disclosure rules regulating hydraulic fracturing are proposed before attacking them as causing “government waste, duplication, and delay.” You would be wrong.

The House Natural Resources Committee, chaired by Rep. Doc Hastings (R-Wash.), held a hearing Wednesday entitled “DOI Hydraulic Fracturing Rule: A Recipe for Government Waste, Duplication, and Delay,” criticizing regulations on hydraulic fracturing, commonly known as fracking, weeks before they will be released.

Press Release: Big Oil Money Fuels Blocked Interior Post Nominee

In the wake of the Senate Republicans' vote against cloture in the confirmation of Deputy Interior Secretary nominee, David J. Hayes, the Public Campaign Action Fund issued a press release detailing the campaign contributions made by Big Oil to members of the U.S. Senate.