BLM Slams Calif. Tribe's Bid To Revise Lease Ruling

Law360, New York (November 30, 2016, 9:08 PM EST) -- The U.S. Bureau of Land Management urged a California federal judge Tuesday to reject the Pit River Tribe's bid to amend a judgment in its suit to block geothermal leases on land sacred to the tribe, saying the tribe hasn’t shown that there was any clear injustice in the ruling.

The tribe and several environmental groups had asked U.S. District Judge John A. Mendez on Oct. 14 to amend his August order vacating the BLM’s decision to continue 26 geothermal leases owned by Calpine Corp., arguing...
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