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Enviros Sue BLM Over Drilling Leases' Impact On Climate

Law360 (May 16, 2018, 3:02 PM EDT) -- The Bureau of Land Management sold oil and gas leases for acreage as big as Chicago without properly considering the impact on climate change or ensuring that groundwater would be protected, environmental groups and landowners alleged in a suit filed in Montana federal court Tuesday.

Wildearth Guardians, the Environmental Information Center and a group of landowners accused the bureau of violating the National Environmental Policy Act by conducting lease sales that could impact climate change through increased emissions without fully considering the consequences. The complaint asked the...
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Case Information

Case Title

Wildearth Guardians et al v. U.S. Bureau of Land Management et al

Case Number




Nature of Suit

Other Statutes: Administrative Procedures Act/Review or Appeal of Agency Decision


Brian Morris

Date Filed

May 15, 2018

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