Judge Enjoins Land Agency From Enacting New Fracking Rules For Federal Lands

(October 1, 2015, 11:07 AM EDT) -- CHEYENNE, Wyo. — The federal judge in Wyoming presiding over a lawsuit brought by the State of Wyoming and others against the U.S. Bureau of Land Management (BLM) with regard to new federal regulations governing hydraulic fracturing on federal lands on Sept. 30 issued a preliminary injunction preventing the BLM from enforcing the final rule (State of Wyoming v. U.S. Department of the Interior, et al., No. 15-00043, D. Wyo.).

(Order available. Document #94-151013-016R.)


On March 26, the State of Wyoming sued the Department of...
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