Federal Judge Voids Western Colorado Fracking Plan, Requires New Analysis of Climate Harm

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE - March 29, 2021 A federal judge Friday approved the Bureau of Land Management’s request to rescind the Grand Junction resource-management plan following a lawsuit by environmental groups challenging the agency’s failure to analyze its potential harm to the climate. The plan, which the agency must now redo, opened nearly 1 million acres of public land in western Colorado to fracking and drilling and prioritized fossil fuel production over all other public-lands values. “For too long BLM officials have willfully ignored the fact that federal fossil fuel programs conflict with U.S. climate goals. This order [...]