CA Sues Trump Admin On Fracking Plan For Public Land

The Sacramento Bee reports:

The state of California is suing President Donald Trump’s Bureau of Land Management in an attempt to block the opening of more than 1 million acres of public land to oil and gas drilling, including hydraulic fracturing or fracking.

The lawsuit, filed Friday in the U.S. District Court for the Central District of California, seeks to prevent expanded drilling in Fresno, Kern, Kings, Madera, San Luis Obispo, Santa Barbara, Tulare, and Ventura counties.

It alleges a BLM environmental review on fracking in California failed to fully evaluate “the significant and adverse impacts” on communities in those counties.