Enviros Challenge BLM On Powder River Drilling

Law360, New York (June 19, 2012, 6:45 PM EDT) -- Environmentalists on Tuesday sued the U.S. Bureau of Land Management over its approval of a resource management plan they said would endanger elk and other wildlife in Wyoming's Powder River Basin, an area coveted by the coalbed natural gas industry.

Three environmental groups asked a Washington federal judge to void and suspend all approved and future natural gas drilling activities in the contested area until the BLM is brought under compliance with the National Energy Protection Act.

According to the complaint for declaratory and injunctive relief,...
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