Legal Victory Overturns Federal Plan to Open 1 Million Acres of California Public Land to Drilling, Fracking

LOS ANGELES— Citing potential threats to water supplies and endangered wildlife, a U.S. district judge today overturned a federal plan to open more than 1 million acres of public land and mineral estate in central California to drilling and fracking. Today’s ruling comes in response to a lawsuit brought by the Center for Biological Diversity and Los Padres ForestWatch, represented by Earthjustice.

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