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

(October 8, 2015, 12:56 PM EDT) -- CHEYENNE, Wyo. — The federal judge in Wyoming presiding over a lawsuit brought by the State of Wyoming and others, including a Native American tribe, 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.)


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