Environmental Groups Appeal Suspension Of Federal Oil, Gas Drilling Rules

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<p>Xcel&#039;s Cherokee Generating Station on Aug. 18, 2015.</p>

Environmental groups are appealing a judge's decision to suspend new rules for oil and gas drilling on federal land across the U.S. amid a legal challenge to those rules.

The Sierra Club and others say the rules should be allowed to take effect to protect land and water from practices including hydraulic fracturing.