Judge Says Forest Service Needn't Halt Fracking In Ozarks

Law360, New York (March 23, 2012, 5:42 PM EDT) -- An Arkansas federal judge on Friday refused to order the U.S. Forest Service to halt hydraulic fracturing in the Ozark National Forest while an Ozark Society lawsuit against the agency is pending, ruling the conservation group failed to show the drilling activity would cause irreparable damage.

The Ozark Society argued that allowing the USFS to continue to grant drilling permits in the forest threatened the environment as well as the aesthetic and recreational values associated with the land, but U.S. District Judge Susan Webber Wright said...
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Case Title

Ozark Society v. United States Forest Service et al


Case Number

4:11-cv-00782

Court

Arkansas Eastern

Nature of Suit

Other Statutory Actions

Judge

James M. Moody Jr.

Date Filed

October 31, 2011

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