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Wednesday, June 22, 2016

Bureau of Land Management Lacks Authority to Set Rules on Fracking

Judge: US Agency Lacks Authority to Set Rules on Fracking

Snippet of Article: "...U.S. District Judge Scott Skavdahl said the Bureau of Land Management can't set the rules because Congress has not authorized it to do so. The judge, who was nominated by Obama in 2011, wrote that the court's role is not to decide whether hydraulic fracturing is good or bad for the environment, but to interpret whether Congress has given the Department of Interior legal authority to regulate the practice..."

Source: abcnews.go.com