By Rachel Adams-Heard
“Mr. Hamm is eagerly awaiting her reply,” Continental spokeswoman Kristin Thomas said in an email.
An outright ban on hydraulic fracturing would likely meet strong legal challenges, but several oil and gas producers have already discussed the potential impact with investors.
In recent months, independent drillers including Concho Resources Inc., EOG Resources Inc. and Matador Resources Co. have disclosed how much of their total acreage position is on federal lands, which could be the first target of an anti-fracking president.
While in office, President Donald Trump has regularly sought out Hamm’s expertise in the energy industry. The two have repeatedly met to promote issues such as crude exports.
Hamm, 74, is stepping down as chief executive officer of Continental at the start of the new year to serve as executive chairman.