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By Tim Fox
Montana Attorney General 

Montana Protests BLM Fracking Proposal


Attorney General Tim Fox announced on Aug. 29 that Montana has joined four other states protesting the U.S. Bureau of Land Managements’ re-proposed rule to regulate hydraulic fracturing operations on federal and Indian lands.

In a letter to U.S. Department of the Interior Secretary Sally Jewell, the attorneys general of Alabama, Alaska, Montana, Oklahoma, and West Virginia strongly assert that the BLM cannot justify a need for new federal regulations and requirements, which will duplicate existing state programs.

“The BLM would be hard pressed to explain why it needs to impose new ‘o...

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