Submitted by Cameron Grant.
Just when you thought you had heard enough about fracking, western courts are getting into the action. First, the Colorado Supreme Court is set to take up the issue of local v. state control in the case between the City of Longmont and the Colorado Oil and Gas Association. Next, the Wall Street Journal reports that a federal judge in Wyoming blocked Interior Department rules setting stricter standards for hydraulic fracturing on public lands, the second set of major regulations from the Obama administration to be faulted in court in as many months. It seems that we will have some judicial guidance on the fracking issue in the near future. Stay tuned . . .