Monday, February 20, 2012

Environmental Groups File Fracking Lawsuit In California

Environmental groups are suing the U.S. Bureau of Land Management over the leasing of federal lands in Monterey and Fresno Counties for fossil fuel development. The Center for Biological Diversity and the Sierra Club filed a legal complaint trying to force the BLM to do a more thorough environmental study. Their major concern is the potential use of hydraulic fracturing, commonly known as ‘fracking’, in a major oil-bearing formation in central California. Fracking is a controversial process that uses water mixed with chemicals to extract oil and gas from hard-to-get deposits.Vic Bedoian filed this report.