Enviros Seek To Halt Gas Drilling In Ark. National Forest

Law360, New York (October 31, 2011, 9:27 PM EDT) -- The Ozark Society filed a lawsuit Monday in Arkansas federal court, claiming the U.S. Forest Service and the U.S. Bureau of Land Management have ignored the environmental effects of hydraulic fracturing and horizontal drilling in the Ozark National Forest.

The group simultaneously filed a motion for preliminary injunction to stop the agencies from permitting any further gas drilling until the case is resolved.

The 850-member conservation society accused the USFS, the BLM and several officials, including a supervisor of the Ozark-St. Francis National Forest, of issuing...
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