Governor Bobby Jindal (R-LA) and Attorney General E. Scott Pruitt (R-OK) sent a letter December 17 to President Obama asking him to withdraw a proposed rule that would increase fracking regulations on federal lands. The Bureau of Land Management expects to issue a final rule in 2013. The Governor and Attorney General are chairmen of the Republican Governors Association and Republican Attorneys General Association, respectively, and sent the letter on behalf of the associations.