Fracking Case Now Moot, Ute Indian Tribe Tells 10th Circ.

Law360, New York (January 12, 2018, 2:23 PM EST) — The Ute Indian Tribe on Thursday told the Tenth Circuit that an appeal of a lower court order striking down the U.S. Bureau of Land Management’s strengthening of regulations for fracking on federal and Native American lands should be tossed, saying the case is moot because the rule at issue has been axed. Meaning the Trump Administration removed a rule that strengthened regulations governing fracking. The strengthened rule better protected people; now, it protects corporations.


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