The new rule would allow drilling without public review or environmental reviews that would analyze the impact of industrial actions.
While EPA claims the monitoring waivers do not constitute a license to pollute at will, without effective monitoring there is no way to know.
Environmental, economic and political forces have converged, threatening to finally upend fossil fuel dominance.
This new coalition appears poised to counter policies designed to accelerate the transition away from petroleum-powered transportation.
Calling the policy "arbitrary and capricious," the judge said there was significant evidence that the Bureau of Land Management was intentionally shutting the public out.
In a key property rights decision, two West Virginia residents scored a rare victory from the state Supreme Court.
Campaigners warn that the continued use and import of fracked gas “torpedoes critical climate targets and violates basic human rights.”
"This decision is the result of constant pressure from coastal communities, environmental groups, and elected officials who made it abundantly clear that offshore oil and gas drilling is dangerous, unwanted, and a threat to our economy and way of life."
State lawmakers across the country are advancing bills to increase penalties for demonstrators who interfere with 'critical infrastructure,' such as pipelines and gas terminals.