Federal judge throws out Obama drilling rules

Seattle pi.com

CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) — A judge on Friday threw out Obama
administration rules that sought to slow down expedited environmental review of
oil and gas drilling on federal land.

U.S. District Judge Nancy
Freudenthal
ruled in favor of a petroleum industry group, the Western
Energy Alliance
, in its lawsuit against the federal government, including
Interior Secretary Ken
Salazar
.

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