California judge upholds Trump’s repeal of fracing regulations on public lands


WASHINGTON, D.C. – Representing the independent producers that develop 91 percent of America’s oil and natural gas wells, Independent Petroleum Association of America (IPAA) President and CEO Barry Russell issued the following statement on Judge Haywood Gilliam of the U.S. District Court for Northern California rejecting challenges brought by California and other states, as well as environmental groups, upholding the Trump Administration's repeal of a 2015 Obama Administration rule that regulated hydraulic fracturing on public lands.

"IPAA is pleased with Judge Gilliam's ruling out of the Northern District of California today. IPAA launched the initial challenge to the Obama-Era rule with the belief that the law would be on our side and the initial rule would be overturned. Today, we are pleased to come full circle as the Trump rescission rule is upheld and independent producers will not be forced to comply with costly and duplicative rules while operating on federal lands."

To view a PDF of Judge Gilliam's decision, please click here:

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