DOI Asks Judge To Sink Calif. Offshore Fracking Challenge

Law360, New York (April 4, 2017, 5:08 PM EDT) -- Two U.S. Department of the Interior divisions on Monday asked a federal judge to toss consolidated challenges to an environmental assessment that would allow acid well stimulation and hydraulic fracturing off Southern California's coastline, saying the assessment is not a final agency action.

The Bureau of Ocean Energy Management and Bureau of Safety and Environmental Enforcement moved to dismiss challenges to a May decision that approved an environmental assessment greenlighting a proposal for well stimulant treatments, including acid well stimulation and fracking, throughout the Southern California...
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