UPDATED: ACLU accuses regulator of retaliating against activists

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(Updated to include comments from Hoedel)

The American Civil Liberties Union is going to court on behalf of two environmentalists who it says were retaliated against for protesting fracking operations in the Flint Hills.

The ACLU filed a lawsuit in federal court accusing the former general counsel of the Kansas Corporation Commission of filing a "baseless" consumer protection complaint against Cindy Hoedel and Scott Yeargain in retaliation for their efforts protesting injection wells.

The lawsuit accuses Dustin Kirk, while working as the KCC’s deputy general counsel . . .

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