Win: Judge Orders Freeze on California Offshore Fracking
A federal court has ordered the Trump administration to stop issuing permits for fracking in federal waters off California's coast. It's a huge win for sea otters, whales and many other species.
The order is the result of three lawsuits filed by the Center for Biological Diversity, Wishtoyo Foundation, the state of California and the Environmental Defense Center challenging the federal government's approval of offshore fracking in the Pacific Ocean.
"Stopping offshore fracking is a big victory for California's coast and marine life," said the Center's Kristen Monsell. "We're glad the Trump administration lost this round in its push to expand dangerous oil operations off California. This decision protects marine life and coastal communities from fracking's toxic chemicals."
Read more in the San Francisco Chronicle.