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Wyoming v. United States Department of Interior

ELR Case

A district court struck down BLM's rule regulating hydraulic fracturing on federal and Native American lands. Although FLPMA authorizes BLM to take any action necessary to prevent unnecessary or undue degradation of the lands by...

BLM’s Federal Lands Fracking Rule: Merits and Ramifications

ELR Article

On March 20, 2015, the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) issued a final rule regulating hydraulic fracturing on federal and Indian lands. The new regulations will require public disclosure of chemicals used in fracking fluids, higher...

Wyoming v. United States Department of the Interior

ELR Case

A district court preliminarily enjoined BLM from enforcing its hydraulic fracturing rule for federal and Native American lands. Various industry, state, and Native American petitioners challenged the rule, arguing that BLM exceeded its...