Environmental Group Threatens Suit for Fracking-Related Endangered Species Act Violations

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On August 29, the Center for Biological Diversity (CBD) gave notice of its intent to sue the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) for alleged violations of the Endangered Species Act (ESA). CBD’s notice asserts that BLM has unlawfully failed to reinitiate consultation under the ESA in connection with claimed risks to various ESA-listed species caused by hydraulic fracturing, or “fracking,” in California’s Monterey Shale Formation.

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