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Top Fracking Related Legal Stories For The Week

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Locality Challenges US Army Corps of Engineers’ Permit Process

355px-United_States_Army_Corps_of_Engineers_logo_svgAccording to reports, another lawsuit has been filed in Louisiana by a locality seeking to stop fracking within its boarders.  This time, the United States Corps of Engineers has been sued in the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Louisiana for its permit approval of hydraulic fracturing activity in wetlands.  The Town of Abita Springs claims that the Corps did not follow requisite protocol prior to issuing a permit, such as a public hearing.  The permit allows an energy company the…

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This Week’s Top Stories In Hydraulic Fracturing Law

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Department of Energy Study Finds No Contamination Associated With Marcellus Frac Wells

FERC The Department of Energy  released a study that, in short, concludes that there is no link between hydraulic fracking in the Marcellus Shale and groundwater contamination.  The DOE, which was given access by the industry to monitor multiple sites, monitored situes both during and after  the fracking process.  It discovered that the chemicals used to free gas remained 5,000 feet below any drinking water supplies.   The DOE indicated that the frac fluids remained approximately one mile below drinking water.   DOE researchers used “tracers” and monitored…

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Top Weekly Legal Fracking Stories

136000087456h8zWith summer quickly coming to a close, fracking litigation has picked up.  The following are some rerports of new lawsuits that were recently filed:

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