Anti-fracking suit looks for to block oil drilling on BLM land

Monday, Sept. 18, 2017|10:45 a.m.

RENO– Ecologists have actually submitted an anti-fracking lawsuit in Nevada to obstruct an effort to expand oil and gas drilling on federal land.

2 national conservation groups state the Bureau of Land Management is reversing course from policies it enacted in the final weeks of the Obama administration that limited drilling on a huge stretch of federal land in Nevada.

The Sierra Club and Center for Biological Variety say the government cannot think about potential consequences of hydraulic fracturing varying from harm to sage grouse to contamination of water resources.

They state it’s the first time the BLM has specifically reversed a draft proposition to keep some otherwise unguarded lands off limitations to energy exploration because President Donald Trump presumed workplace in January.

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