Judge: No Federal Laws Broken In Fracking Permit Approval

(January 8, 2016, 11:48 AM EST) -- NEW ORLEANS — A federal judge in Louisiana presiding over a permit dispute pertaining to a hydraulic fracturing well on Dec. 23 ruled that the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers’ (COE) decision to grant a permit to an oil and gas exploration company did not violate federal law (Town of Abita Springs v. U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, et al., No. 15-451, E.D. La.; 2015 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 171767).

(Opinion available. Document #94-160112-002Z.)


Helis Oil & Gas Co. LLC sought from the COE a permit...
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