Fearing ‘Flood’ Of NEPA Suits, API Seeks Court Review Of Fracking Case

January 30, 2023
The American Petroleum Institute (API) and other industry groups are asking the Supreme Court to review an appellate ruling that blocked new permits for West Coast offshore hydraulic fracturing and other well-stimulation projects, arguing the lower court misapplied key administrative and environmental laws and opened the door to a “flood of challenges at each stage” of the environmental review process. The U.S. Court of Appeals for the 9th Circuit “badly erred by misinterpreting both the [Administrative Procedure Act’s (APA)] finality...

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