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WildEarth Guardians v. Bernhardt

ELR Citation: 50 ELR 20244
Nos. 20-56 (RC), (D.D.C., 10/23/2020) (Contreras, J.)

A district court granted BLM's request to remand without vacatur 27 oil and gas leasing decisions across five states. Environmental groups argued that BLM failed to consider the cumulative impacts of the leases as required under NEPA, and sought to have them vacated and remanded. The court found that it had no basis to vacate the leases because it had not yet reviewed the EAs, FONSIs, and determinations of NEPA adequacy underlying the decisions, and therefore remanded without vacatur.