Enviros Say BLM Ignored Drilling Expansion's Harm To Elk

Law360, New York (May 30, 2013, 3:46 PM EDT) -- Environmental groups pressed a Wyoming federal judge on Wednesday to quickly suspend all oil and natural gas activities in a 100,000-acre swath of the Powder River Basin, arguing that the U.S. Bureau of Land Management ignored damage to elk habitats when it approved a new energy development plan.

The National Wildlife Federation and two Wyoming environmental organizations are seeking summary judgment against the BLM for allegedly shirking its obligations under the National Environmental Policy Act. The bureau never took a hard look at the resources impacted...
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