States Land 11th-Hour Stay Of BLM Fracking Rules

Law360, New York (June 23, 2015, 10:16 PM EDT) -- The U.S. Bureau of Land Management’s new hydraulic fracturing rule governing federal and tribal lands won’t take effect Wednesday as originally planned, after a Wyoming federal judge stayed the effective date of the rule following Tuesday’s oral arguments.

Mike McGrady of the Wyoming Attorney General’s Office confirmed Tuesday night that the rule will not go into effect until the BLM lodges its administrative record and the parties can cite the record in their arguments. U.S. District Judge Scott Skavdahl will then decide whether to grant the petitioners’ motions to stay the effective date until the case is resolved.

McGrady said the...

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