Justices heard oral arguments in the high-stakes case but did not say when they would rule.
Oil and Gas
This year is already the most expensive political campaign season in state history, and there are still three weeks to go before votes get counted.
The measure would require most new oil and gas development to be set back at least 2,500 feet from homes and "vulnerable areas."
Voters will have to decide the virtues and vices of establishing a 2,500-foot buffer between well and buildings in November.
The November ballot measure, which would compensate private landowners if government drilling limits diminished their property values, is largely funded by the oil and gas industry.
Will the distance between oil and gas development and homes, rivers and schools increase by a factor of five? That's up to voters.
A proposed 2,500-foot setback initiative has spurred oil and gas companies to file more permits before the November election.
The lawsuit claims that Secretary of the Interior Ryan Zinke and the BLM didn’t properly assess the environmental impact of drilling on the land.
A replacement rule from the Interior Department rescinds mandates for companies to reduce gas pollution.
If passed, Proposition 112 will increase the minimum distance between new wells and homes, offices, rivers and playgrounds to 2,500 feet.