Energy Cos. To Appeal DOI Oil, Gas Leasing Decision

Law360, New York (August 30, 2011, 8:10 PM EDT) -- The oil and gas trade group Western Energy Alliance and three energy companies on Monday appealed a Wyoming federal court ruling ordering the U.S. Department of the Interior to take action on oil and gas drilling leases within 60 days.

According to a notice of appeal, the group is asking the Tenth Circuit to weigh in on the district court’s decision, which stopped short of ordering the DOI to issue the leases. Western Energy was joined in the appeal by Baseline Minerals Inc., Nerd Gas Co....
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