Arkansas Federal Judge: Fracking Complaint Valid; Violations May Have Occurred
Mealey's (June 18, 2015, 4:31 PM EDT) -- LITTLE ROCK, Ark. — A federal judge in Arkansas on Oct. 6, 2014, ruled that two organizations that contend that government agencies violated federal laws when they approved leases for hydraulic fracturing for oil and gas in the Ozark-St. Francis National Forest have a valid case (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 #94-141014-034R.)
In two separate cases that have been consolidated, the Ouachita Watch League (OWL)...