Bureau of Land Management to repeal 2015 Hydraulic Fracturing Rule

BISMARCK, N.D. - The Bureau of Land Management has rescinded the 2015 final rule on hydraulic fracking, which was never implemented because of litigation.

North Dakota's Department of Mineral Resources says the decision to repeal the rule is in line with the state's legal arguments that the rule is duplicative and adversely affects the state's ability to enforce fracking regulations already in place.

While the Department of Mineral Resources calls it a momentary win for oil and gas producers, it anticipates legal challenges to the decision.