Senators Mike Enzi (R-WY) and John Barrasso (R-WY) and Representative Cynthia Lummis (R-WY) urged Interior Secretary Sally Jewell, in an August 19 letter, to exempt states with existing fracking regulations from Bureau of Land Management rules. Calling the federal regulation duplicative, the trio said the rule could discourage oil and gas production. They praised regulations in CO, ID, MT, NM, UT, and WY, commenting that these states already require public disclosure.