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ND Asks 10th Circ. To Keep Fracking Rule Rejection In Place

Law360 (February 8, 2018, 5:07 PM EST) -- North Dakota said on Wednesday that new developments support its argument that the Tenth Circuit should keep in place a lower court’s determination that the government did not have the power to apply an Obama-era fracking rule to tribal and federal land.

The state’s reply brief said the Tenth Circuit should leave in place a 2016 decision by a Wyoming federal judge that said the U.S. Bureau of Land Management lacked authority to issue an Obama-era rule strengthening fracking regulations. The Tenth Circuit has dismissed appeals...
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Case Title

State of Wyoming, et al v. Zinke, et al

Case Number



Appellate - 10th Circuit

Nature of Suit

2899 Other Statutes

Date Filed

June 27, 2016

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