US Settles Enviro Suit Over Wyo. Oil, Gas Drilling Plan

Law360, New York (February 8, 2012, 8:35 PM EST) -- The federal Bureau of Land Management on Tuesday agreed to revisit its analysis of an oil development plan as part of a settlement with environmental groups that alleged the approved drilling would pollute the air and disrupt sage grouse breeding grounds.

The suit, brought in Washington federal court in 2010 by the Natural Resources Defense Council, Wilderness Society and others, claimed that the bureau failed to conduct a thorough review of gas and oil developments under its Rawlins Resource Management Plan, which covers more than 3...
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