Land Agency Right To Skip Drilling Review: 10th Circ.

Law360, New York (June 21, 2010, 4:55 PM EDT) -- The U.S. Bureau of Land Management did not abuse its discretion when it declined to study a phased development plan favored by environmentalists for the drilling of thousands of new coal bed methane gas wells in the Powder River Basin, a federal appeals court has ruled.

Friday's ruling by the the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Tenth Circuit affirmed a lower court's decision in favor of the agency, which decided in 2003 that the more environmentally friendly plan would have stretched the drilling out over...
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