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oil and gas lease sales

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...

WildEarth Guardians v. Bernhardt

ELR Case

A district court granted in part and denied in part a motion to vacate BLM's approval of three leases for oil and gas development in southeastern New Mexico. An environmental group argued that BLM violated NEPA by failing to consider...

Gulf Restoration Network v. Bernhardt

ELR Case

A district court granted summary judgment to the Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM) in a challenge to the agency's decision to hold oil and gas lease sales in the Gulf of Mexico. Environmental groups argued that BOEM failed to...

Friends of Cedar Mesa v. U.S. Dep't of the Interior

ELR Case

A district court dismissed a lawsuit concerning BLM's March and December 2018 oil and gas lease sales in southeastern Utah. Environmental groups argued the sales were arbitrary and capricious because BLM failed to conduct proper...

Center for Biological Diversity v. U.S. Bureau of Land Management

ELR Case

A district court denied environmental groups' motion for summary judgment against BLM for lease sales in 2017. The groups argued that BLM failed to fully consider numerous and foreseeable environmental impacts of the leases as required...

H.R. 6087

ELR Congressional Update

Western Watersheds Project v. Zinke

ELR Case

A district court preliminarily enjoined BLM from conducting oil and gas lease sales under the procedures of a new BLM directive. Environmental groups argued that the directive unlawfully constrains environmental review of, and public...

H.R. 5577, Committee Action

ELR Congressional Update