Wyoming federal court strikes down Obama alterations to Energy Policy Act

[JURIST] A federal judge for the US District Court for the District of Wyoming [official website] on Friday struck down a set of administrative rules advanced by the Obama administration last year that placed stricter limits on environmental impact requirements of oil and gas drilling operations. Judge Nancy Freudenthal ruled that administrative memos restricting categorical exemptions [US DOT backgrounder] to environmental impact restrictions under the Energy Policy Act of 2005 [text, PDF] represented an undue burden on energy companies by…

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