Department of Environmental Quality officials acknowledge environmental groups' concerns

U.S. Secretary of the Department of the Interior and Bureau of Land Management are named as defendants

An environmental group filed suit challenging oil and gas leases in areas of Barry County that were auctioned off by the state, but the judge ruled that the action was premature.

Chamber president says he wants to educate voters on importance of natural gas and danger of petition drive to ban fracking

Lawsuit alleges state violated law by not assessing environmental impact before auctioning oil and gas rights