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Theodore Roosevelt Conservation Partnership v. Salazar

A district court dismissed a hunting and fishing organization's NEPA and FLPMA claims against the BLM challenging its approval of oil and gas operations in the Pinedale Anticline natural gas field in western Wyoming. Claims that the BLM...

Theodore Roosevelt Conservation Partnership v. Salazar

The D.C. Circuit denied environmental organizations' petitions for declaratory and injunctive relief arguing that the BLM's record of decision, accompanying EIS, and subsequent drilling permits for a natural gas field in south-central...

Te-Moak Tribe of W. Shoshone of Nev. v. Department of the Interior

The Ninth Circuit held that the BLM violated NEPA when it approved a mining company's amendment to a plan of operations for an existing mineral exploration project in Nevada. The BLM took a hard look at the direct impacts of the...

Biodiversity Conservation Alliance v. BLM

The Tenth Circuit rejected environmental and citizens' groups challenge to a 2003 BLM resource management plan amendment allowing natural gas development in Wyoming's Powder River Basin. The groups alleged that BLM violated NEPA when it...

Theodore Roosevelt Conservation Partnership v. Salazar

A district court upheld the Bureau of Land Management's (BLM's) decision to grant oil and gas drilling permits in south-central Wyoming. BLM's decisions were not arbitrary, capricious, or otherwise unlawful under the National...

Western Watersheds Project v. Kraayenbrink

A district court held that the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) violated the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA), the Federal Land Policy and Management Act (FLPMA), and the Endangered Species Act (ESA) when it revised its...

National Audubon Soc'y v. Kempthorne

A district court enjoined the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) from leasing approximately 1.7 million acres within the National Petroleum Reserve in Alaska for oil exploration. The lease concerns vast areas of sensitive wetlands...

Utah Shared Access Alliance v. Carpenter

The court upholds several off-road vehicle (ORV) restrictions imposed by the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) in certain parts of Utah. BLM complied with the Federal Land Policy and Management Act and the National Environmental Policy...

National Audubon Soc'y v. Kempthorne

A district court issues a preliminary ruling that temporarily blocks the Bureau of Land Managment's (BLM's) plans to lease approximately 1.7 million acres within the National Petroleum Reserve in Alaska for oil exploration. The lease...

Fund for Animals v. BLM

The court affirms the dismissal of animal defense organizations' action challenging the Bureau of Land Management's (BLM’s) strategy to achieve an appropriate management level for national wild horse and burro populations on...