Enviros Again Target Calif. Oil, Gas Lease Sales

Law360, New York (April 18, 2013, 8:25 PM EDT) -- Two environmental groups broadened their attacks on the federal government's oil and gas leasing policies Thursday, claiming the U.S. Department of the Interior violated environmental law by not assessing the risks of hydraulic fracturing when leasing California land, a position previously backed by a magistrate judge.

The Center for Biological Diversity and the Sierra Club claim the agency's Bureau of Land Management didn't fully address the risks of fracking when it leased nearly 18,000 acres in Monterey, San Benito and Fresno counties for oil and gas...
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