Tag: Federal Lands

Yet Another Lawsuit Seeking to Limit California Oil Development

The clamor over hydraulic fracturing continued Wednesday as environmental activists filed another lawsuit to limit oil and gas development in California.  The lawsuit, filed by Earthjustice on behalf of the Center for Biological Diversity and Los Padres ForestWatch, challenges a plan to open portions of federal land in California to oil and gas operations. The … Continue Reading

House Democrats Seek Tighter Regulation of Fracking on Federal Lands and BLM Extends its Comment Period

Describing the proposed BLM rule for fracking as “a good first step,” a group of 38 Democrats in the House of Representatives called for disclosure of fracking chemicals before drilling.  The proposed regulations require disclosure of fracking chemicals only after the operation is complete.  In a letter to the Department of the Interior, the lawmakers … Continue Reading