Interior Secretary: Fracking Permits Not Delayed; Group Lacks Standing

(April 6, 2016, 3:02 PM EDT) -- TULSA, Okla. — U.S. Secretary of the Interior Sally Jewell, embroiled in a dispute over a decision by a division of the U.S. Department of the Interior (DOI) to grant a hydraulic fracturing company a permit to drill on lands managed by the U.S. Bureau of Indian Affairs (BIA), on April 4 filed a brief opposing a motion for preliminary injunction filed by a fracking industry group. Jewell contends that the group has not made the strong showing necessary for the type of injunction it seeks...
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