DOI Can't Dodge Challenge To Calif. Offshore Fracking OK

Law360, New York (July 17, 2017, 1:47 PM EDT) -- A California federal judge on Friday refused to toss consolidated challenges to an environmental assessment by two U.S. Department of the Interior divisions that would allow acid well stimulation and fracking off Southern California’s coastline, determining that the findings constituted final agency actions that could be reviewed.

U.S. District Judge Philip S. Gutierrez denied a bid from the Bureau of Ocean Energy Management, the Bureau of Safety and Environmental Enforcement, the DOI and intervenor defendant the American Petroleum Institute to dismiss challenges to a May decision...
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