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Trump-Era Colorado Fracking Plan Canceled By Federal Court

May 21, 2022, 12:16 AM

An oil and gas development plan backed by the Trump administration that would allow fracking across 35,000 acres of Colorado’s Western Slope has been cut short by a federal judge.

  • A coalition of environment advocacy groups, including Citizens for a Healthy Community, Center for Biological Diversity and WildEarth Guardians, had accused the Bureau of Land Management and US Forest Service in a lawsuit of violating federal law by inadequately analyzing the plan’s environmental impacts such as greenhouse gas emissions
  • US District Judge Marcia Krieger on Friday canceled the plan and sent the matter back to the agencies for further consideration ...