Judge Says Groups Lack A Private Right Of Action In Fracking Permit Dispute

(March 18, 2016, 3:12 PM EDT) -- LITTLE ROCK, Ark. — A federal judge in Arkansas on March 16 dismissed a consolidated hydraulic fracturing lease lawsuit on grounds that the environmental groups that sued the federal government for approving leases in the Ozark-St. Francis National Forest lacked a private right of action (Ouachita Watch League v. Judith Henry, No. 11-00425 and The Ozark Society v. The U.S. Forest Service, No. 11-00782, [consolidated] E.D. Ark.).

(Order available. Document #94-160412-008R.)

Permits Challenged

In two separate cases that have been consolidated, the Ouachita Watch League (OWL)...
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