Sierra Club, Others Sue Calif. In Bid To Halt Fracking

Law360, New York (October 16, 2012, 5:48 PM EDT) -- The Sierra Club and other environmental groups on Tuesday sued California energy regulators in a bid to block any new approvals of natural gas projects that use fracking until state officials beef up their scrutiny of such wells.

The state Department of Conservation has a responsibility under the California Environmental Quality Act to take an in-depth look at fracking, formally known as hydraulic fracturing, but it has routinely exempted the developments from review or conducted only superficial analysis, according to the complaint also joined by Earthworks,...
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