Calif. Fracking Permits Flout Enviro Regs, Suit Says

Law360, New York (January 24, 2013, 6:15 PM EST) -- The Center for Biological Diversity on Thursday hit California with a lawsuit alleging it is issuing permits for hydraulic fracturing without tracking, monitoring or otherwise supervising the controversial practice, running afoul of state environmental regulations.

According to the center’s complaint, filed in Alameda County state court, the California Department of Conservation’s Division of Oil, Gas and Geothermal Resources is violating its own Underground Injection Control Program and other state regulations. The center is seeking an injunction prohibiting the department from continuing to allow oil and gas well...
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