Advocacy groups question fracking grants from CARES Act funds

Dakota Resource Council and North Dakotans for Public Integrity, represented by Braaten Law Firm attorney JJ England, filed a complaint this week questioning the allocation of $16 million in CARES ACT funding toward fracking grants.  

The complaint stated, “The combination of what appears to be an unlawful use of emergency CARES Act funds to provide significant gifts to oil and gas companies during a public health and economic emergency, combined with this lack of transparency, is untenable.” 

Read more about the complaint and the advocacy groups’ concerns here, here, and here