States, Chamber Back API Call For High Court To Review Fracking Case

March 22, 2023
Six oil-producing states and the U.S. Chamber of Commerce are backing an oil sector petition asking the Supreme Court to review an appellate ruling that blocked new permits for West Coast offshore hydraulic fracturing projects, arguing the decision misapplies administrative procedure to allow plaintiffs to use environmental laws to block projects in their early stages. The U.S. Court of Appeals for the 9th Circuit’s “decision in this case poses a direct threat to the states’ interests in promoting the expeditious...

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