Description: Lawsuit alleging that state agency has failed to properly oversee hydraulic fracturing operations.
Center for Biological Diversity v. California Department of Conservation, Division of Oil, Gas, and Geothermal Resources
Filing Date Type File Action Taken Summary 11/01/2013 Notice Notice of entry filed. 10/29/2013 Request Download Request for dismissal filed by plaintiff. 09/05/2013 Order Download Plaintiff's motion for summary judgment denied. 01/24/2013 Complaint Download Complaint filed. Several environmental groups commenced a lawsuit against the California Department of Conservation, Division of Oil, Gas, and Geothermal Resources (DOGGR) alleging that the state has failed to properly oversee hydraulic fracturing operations. According to the complaint, the state’s Underground Injection Control program requires a division of DOGGR to regulate oil and natural gas fracking operations. The lawsuit sought to prohibit hydraulic fracturing of oil and natural gas wells until DOGGR took steps to regulate the wells and ensure that the operations posed no risks to public health or the environment.