Fracking Fears Spur Suit To Halt BLM Lease Sale

Law360, New York (September 6, 2013, 3:23 PM EDT) -- A Michigan couple concerned about the risks of hydraulic fracturing lodged a suit against the federal Bureau of Land Management on Thursday seeking to block an upcoming oil and gas lease auction, accusing the government of failing to sufficiently examine potential environmental damage.

John E. Davis Jr. and Marybeth Pritschet-Davis claim that the BLM relied on an environmental assessment that doesn't fully address the impact of the proposed lease sale and the probable use of fracking technology. The government also failed to look at the cumulative...
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