States that have in place hydraulic fracturing regulations should be exempted from the Department of the Interior's proposed rule covering the drilling technique on public land, Wyoming lawmakers said. "Federal law and regulations often delay investment and job creation for years. Consequently, Federal law and regulations push investment out of public land states and into other states where there is greater regulatory certainty," Sen. John Barrasso, R-Wyo., and two other lawmakers wrote in a letter to Interior Secretary Sally Jewell.

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