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Mountain States Legal Found. v. Andrus

Citation: 11 ELR 20044
No. No. C78-165B, 499 F. Supp. 383/15 ERC 1006/(D. Wyo., 10/14/1980)

The court rules that the Secretary of the Interior's failure to act on outstanding oil and gas lease applications in wilderness study areas in national forests constitutes a withdrawal of these lands from the Mineral Leasing Act of 1920 (MLA) under the Federal Land Policy and Management Act (FLPMA)....

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