NORTH DAKOTA LEADS MULTISTATE LAWSUIT CHALLENGING NEW EPA RULE
June 29, 2015
Attorney General Wayne Stenehjem joined with Attorneys General from eleven other states* in filing a lawsuit against the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (Corps) over the EPA’s new rule defining “Waters of the United States” under the Clean Water Act. The case was filed in the United States District Court for the District of North Dakota.
For more information: North Dakota Leads Multistate Lawsuit Challenging New EPA Rule
FEDERAL COURT TEMPORARILY STOPS BLM FRACKING RULE FROM TAKING EFFECT
June 24, 2015
The federal district court in Wyoming yesterday temporarily blocked implementation of the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) Hydraulic Fracturing Rule that had been scheduled to go into effect today. “The BLM rules are not ready for primetime,” said Attorney General Wayne Stenehjem. “These rules undermine the state’s authority to enforce existing oil and gas regulations. They also impose a new layer of federal bureaucracy on oil and gas development not just in North Dakota but across the country.”
For more information: Federal Court Temporarily Stops BLM Fracking Rule from Taking Effect
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