Activists Hit BLM Over Energy Leases In Colo. Nat’l Forest

Law360, New York (April 20, 2017, 6:26 PM EDT) -- The Bureau of Land Management on Wednesday was slapped with an environmental suit in Colorado federal court, after the agency extended 25 oil and gas leases in White River National Forest, allegedly putting the land at continued risk of development.

In a complaint filed on Wednesday against BLM and the Department of the Interior, the commissioners of Pitkin County, Colorado, and conservation nonprofit Wilderness Workshop claim that the BLM acted in violation of environmental laws and its own regulations when it extended the leases beyond their...
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Case Title

SG Interests I, Ltd. et al v. Jewell et al


Case Number

1:17-cv-00376

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Colorado

Nature of Suit

Other Statutes: Administrative Procedures Act/Review or Appeal of Agency Decision

Judge

Robert E. Blackburn

Date Filed

February 10, 2017


Case Title

Board of County Commissioners of Pitkin County, Colorado et al v. United States Bureau of Land Management et al


Case Number

1:17-cv-00959

Court

Colorado

Nature of Suit

Other Statutes: Administrative Procedures Act/Review or Appeal of Agency Decision

Judge

Robert E. Blackburn

Date Filed

April 19, 2017

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