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Stop B2H Coalition v. Bureau of Land Management

ELR Case

A district court denied nonprofit groups' motion for summary judgment in a challenge to BLM's decision authorizing a power company to construct a portion of an electrical transmission line across roughly 100 miles of federal land. The...

Western Watersheds Project v. Bernhardt

ELR Case

A district court remanded without vacatur oil and gas lease sales approved by BLM in greater sage-grouse habitat in Montana and Wyoming. Conservation groups argued BLM violated NEPA by failing to consider their proposed alternative of...

Western Watersheds Project v. Bernhardt

ELR Case

A district court granted in part and denied in part environmental groups' motion for partial summary judgment in a challenge to BLM's decision to cancel a proposed mineral withdrawal of 10 million acres of federal land previously...

WildEarth Guardians v. United States Forest Service

ELR Case

A district court upheld decisions made by BLM and the Forest Service regarding an oil and gas development project on public lands within the Ashley National Forest. An environmental group argued the agencies violated NEPA and the...

Montana Wildlife Federation v. Bernhardt

ELR Case

A district court stayed its previous ruling ordering oil and gas lease sales in Montana and Wyoming to be vacated for failing to maintain federal protections for the greater sage-grouse. Defendants requested that the court stay its...

Montana Wildlife Federation v. Bernhardt

ELR Case

A district court vacated BLM's 2018 instruction memorandum (IM) and oil and gas lease sales in Montana and Wyoming issued in reliance on the IM for failing to maintain federal protections for the greater sage-grouse. Environmental...

85 FR 18054

ELR Federal Agency Update

Western Watersheds Project v. Zinke

ELR Case

A district court set aside BLM's 2018 instruction memorandum that supplied changed instructions to the agency's offices about how to handle oil and gas lease sales on federal lands within greater sage-grouse management area boundaries....

Western Watersheds Project v. Schneider

ELR Case

A district court preliminarily enjoined BLM from implementing its 2019 amendments to plans for oil and gas permitting and licensing on greater sage-grouse habitat in seven states. Environmental groups argued that the six EISs that BLM...

Western Watersheds Project v. Schneider

ELR Case

A district court denied a motion to dismiss or transfer a lawsuit concerning greater sage-grouse habitat management plans. Environmental groups argued that BLM violated NEPA, FLPMA, and the National Forest Management Act when it issued...