U.S. Congressman LOUIE GOHMERT: Proudly Serving the First District of Texas


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Gohmert’s Statement on Interior’s Decision to Overturn Hydraulic Fracturing Rule

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Washington, July 25, 2017 | comments

Rep. Louie Gohmert (TX-01) released the following statement regarding the decision made by the United States Department of the Interior to rescind the Bureau of Land Management’s (BLM) hydraulic fracturing rule:

“The Department of Interior acted in an arbitrary and capricious manner – basing their rule on allegations that were disproved. It is great to have the Trump Administration and my Navy SEAL friend Secretary Zinke taking action to help create more jobs, raise critical funds from federal lands to help schools and local governments.”

“There are so many mutual benefits for everyone except the Russians who have pushed to prevent our fracking so people have to buy from Russia. This is one more of Obama's bureaucratic policies that helped Russia that needed to be struck down.”

Congressman Gohmert is the Vice Chairman of the Natural Resources Committee and the Vice Chair of the Judiciary Subcommittee on Crime, Terrorism and Homeland Security. Prior to being elected to serve in Congress, he was elected to three terms as District Judge in Smith County, Texas and was appointed by then Texas Governor Rick Perry to complete a term as Chief Justice of the 12th Court of Appeals.

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