Enviros Threaten Suit Over California Offshore Fracking

Law360, New York (October 4, 2013, 3:00 PM EDT) -- The Center for Biological Diversity on Thursday urged federal offshore drilling regulators to halt hydraulic fracturing activities off the coast of California until they analyze its environmental impacts, threatening to sue the government if it doesn't comply.

The government is violating the National Environmental Policy Act, the Outer Continental Shelf Lands Act and other environmental laws by allowing fracking and other unconventional oil and gas extraction in the Pacific Ocean without performing a supplemental NEPA review that analyzes risks to human health and endangered marine species,...
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