California Environmental Group Says Fracking Permit Approval Violated Federal Law
Mealey's (June 18, 2015, 3:23 PM EDT) -- LOS ANGELES — An environmental group on Dec. 3 filed a complaint in California federal court contending that various agencies under the auspices of the U.S. Department of the Interior (DOI) have violated the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) by approving permits for hydraulic fracturing (Environmental Defense Center v. Bureau of Safety and Environmental Enforcement, et al., No. 14-cv-09281, C.D. Calif.).
(Complaint available. Document #94-141209-024C.)
The Environmental Defense Center (EDC) sued the Bureau of Safety and Environmental Enforcement (BSEE); Brian Salerno, director of the BSEE;...