Tag: Department of Interior

Further Environmental Review Required for Fracking Off California Coast

A federal court has prohibited the U.S. Department of the Interior from approving any plans or permits for hydraulic fracturing off the California coast until it complies with the Coastal Zone Management Act and the Endangered Species Act. Environmental Defense Center v. Bureau of Ocean Energy Management, No. 16-cv-8418, 2018 WL 5919096 (C.D. Cal. Nov. … Continue Reading

All About Drakes Bay and Oysters, Little Oysters.

In a case the court described as pitting “an oyster farm, oyster lovers and well-known ‘foodies’ against environmentalists,” the Ninth Circuit has upheld denial of a preliminary injunction against the Interior Secretary’s decision not to extend a permit for commercial oyster farming at Point Reyes National Seashore.  Drakes Bay Oyster Company v. Jewell, No. 13-15222 (Ninth … Continue Reading
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