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Enviros Challenge DOI Approvals For Utah Oil Shale Project

Law360 (May 17, 2019, 9:55 PM EDT) -- The federal government failed to adequately assess environmental impacts before granting permits for elements of the nation’s first commercial-scale oil-shale mine and processing plant, environmental groups said in a lawsuit filed Thursday.

Estonia-based Enefit’s South Project, in eastern Utah, would produce 50,000 barrels of oil per day and drain more than 100 billion gallons of water from the Green River, the Sierra Club, the Center for Biological Diversity and other groups said in their complaint. While the project itself isn't on federal land, the U.S. Bureau of Land Management and U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service granted rights-of-way through federal lands for...

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May 16, 2019

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