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CRAMER: Statement on Pause of BLM Fracking Rule Lawsuit

Mar 15, 2017
Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. –  Congressman Kevin Cramer issued the following statement after the Trump Administration announced it would pause the lawsuit on the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) Fracking Rule: 

“Like President Trump, Interior Secretary Zinke is a man of action. Last week, when the 10th Circuit Court of Appeals invited the Departments of Justice and Interior to clarify whether there’s been a change in position with the change of administration relating to the BLM Fracking Rule, I contacted my friend and former House colleague and neighbor, Ryan Zinke, and we’ve been corresponding the last several days working through the issues as offered up by the 10th Circuit. I’m grateful that he and Attorney General Sessions took quick and decisive action to make it clear that the BLM Fracking Rule does not reflect this Administration’s views. And that, in fact, this Administration is for creating jobs, not killing them – and this is yet one more example. I’m grateful to the Attorney General, to the Interior Secretary, and certainly grateful to President Trump, once again, for looking out for North Dakota and the United States.”

Following an order sent by the 10th Circuit last week, Cramer issued a statement calling on Secretary Zinke to clarify the Administration’s position on the BLM Fracking Rule lawsuit.