Enviro Groups Challenge $114M Oil, Gas Leases

Law360, New York (September 30, 2008, 12:00 AM EDT) -- Within hours of the federal government issuing $113.9 million in oil and natural gas leases for the Roan Plateau — a 73,602-acre expanse of public land in central Colorado — environmental groups asked a federal court to prevent the leases from going into effect.

On Monday, the environmental groups asked the U.S. District Court for the District of Colorado to prohibit the U.S. Department of the Interior Bureau of Land Management from authorizing any activity, including drilling, to go forward under the leases until the court...
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