10th Circ. Junks Enviro Suit Over Utah Tar Sands Leases

Law360, New York (January 8, 2013, 5:11 PM EST) -- The Tenth Circuit on Tuesday shot down a coalition of environmental groups' bid to revive a lawsuit against the federal government over a series of oil and gas leases they argue should have expired, ruling the groups had raised the challenge prematurely.

Despite finding that the lower court had erred in its application of the law, the appeals court affirmed the dismissal of a suit in which the environmental groups, led by the Southern Utah Wilderness Alliance, sought to challenge the Utah Bureau of Land Management’s...
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