┬áBoth sides in the debate over hydraulic fracturing claimed victory with a federal appeals court in Denver ruling on federal powers. The 10th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals overturned a lower court’s ruling on overreach challenges against the U.S. Bureau of Land Management, which wanted regulatory oversight from the states. Environmental groups said the ruling meant regulations developed under former President Barack Obama would now take effect. “The 10th Circuit vacated the lower court’s ruling, which means the rule will now take effect,” Michael Freeman , an attorney for Earthjustice, said in a statement . “These are long-overdue protections for our public lands, water and public health.” While appeals were pending, however, U.S. President Donald Trump took office and […]