Radical anti-fracking groups use kids as ruse to sue Colorado energy regulators

The media has described the petitioners in the case, aged 13 to 16, as “a group of teenagers,” “six underage plaintiffs,” “some Colorado children.” “Colorado Appeals Court Sides With Teens Seeking to Block Fracking,” Bloomberg BNA reports. “The kids win in court,” the Daily Camera headlined its editorial. Aileen Yeung Energy In-Depth National ‘Ban Fracking’ Activist Groups Hide Behind Kids in Oil and Gas Lawsuit In what the […]

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After 30 years, Pennsylvania farmer still fighting feds over illegal taking of property

It was 30 years ago this spring that Bob Brace, a Waterford-area farmer, first clashed with the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service about his right to repair drainage pipes that allowed him to farm some soggy ground. Jim Martin GoErie.com Background Posted January 12, 2017 It was 30 years ago this spring that Bob Brace, a Waterford-area farmer, first clashed […]

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Federal judge rejects Oregon enviro lawsuit claiming grazing harms fish species

New information that’s emerged about threats to the fish and their critical habitat doesn’t rise to the level of requiring additional environmental analysis of grazing, Clarke said. For example, although the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service has reached the “alarming” conclusion that shortnose suckers face a “high degree of threat of extinction,” this finding doesn’t influence the Forest Service’s assessment […]

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Beaver County, Utah sues BLM for shirking wild horse management duties

The failure to keep horse numbers in check “has caused serious damage to public and private rangeland, created a threat to the health and safety of the public and the wild horses, and resulted in significant economic harm to Beaver County,” wrote the county’s lawyer, Jeffrey Bramble. Brian Maffly Salt Lake Tribune Wranglers for the U.S. Bureau of Land Management […]

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