Judge Rules Fracking Cannot Be Regulated by Federal Government without Approval

A judge in the District Court of Wyoming recently rejected the Obama administration’s proposal for regulating hydraulic fracturing (fracking) on federal lands. The proposed rule is viewed as an overextension of the administration’s ability to enforce laws. Judge Scott Skavdahl, who was nominated in 2011 by Obama, said that the rule “is in excess of its statutory authority and contrary… Read More