Regulation matters because water is life. The BLM’s hydraulic fracturing rule protects our dwindling water resources and reduces the chances of groundwater contamination. The rule improves standards for well casings, mechanical integrity, waste disposal, and chemical disclosure.
Importantly, it creates a minimum standard, a basic level of protection for our tribal lands, the water flowing through them, and the people and wildlife who drink it. Rolling back this rule leaves my community more vulnerable.