Hours after the Interior Department proposed new rules for fracking on public lands, Wyoming Gov. Matt Mead on Friday called the move unnecessary.
“Well, we’re a little baffled by them, frankly, because they’re a little late in coming, for one,” he said on CNBC’s “The Kudlow Report.” “We already have fracking regulations, and our rules are, frankly, a little bit more robust than what the federal government put out there.”
Mead said federal rules would cause confusion for companies looking to extract shale gas by the environmentally controversial process known as hydraulic fracturing, or fracking.
“It’s going to be a challenge for those companies,” he said.