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WildEarth Guardians v. U.S. Bureau of Land Management

ELR Case

A district court vacated 287 oil and gas leases that BLM issued on 145,000 acres of federal land in Montana. Environmental groups argued that the agency violated NEPA by failing to consider the leases' impacts on groundwater from...

Newfield Exploration Co. v. North Dakota

ELR Case

A state high court reversed a summary judgment for a natural gas producer in a challenge to the interpretation of leases it entered into with North Dakota. Before the lower court, the producer challenged the North Dakota Department of...

H.R. 3140, Bill Introduced

ELR Congressional Update

Alaska: Oceans

ELR State Update Item

H.R. 3859, Bill Introduced

ELR Congressional Update

H.R. 2784, Bill Introduced

ELR Congressional Update

H.R. 2486, Bill Introduced

ELR Congressional Update

H.R. 1190, Bill Introduced

ELR Congressional Update

Western Energy Alliance v. Salazar

ELR Case

The Tenth Circuit dismissed an appeal brought by energy companies arguing that §266(b)(1)(A) of the Mineral Leasing Act requires BLM to issue oil and gas leases within 60 days of payment. The energy companies were the highest bidders on...

Citizens for a Healthy Community v. United States Department of the Interior

ELR Case

A district court held that BLM must disclose the names of companies who have submitted an "expression of interest" (EOI) in obtaining an oil and gas lease on certain public lands in Colorado. The EOI is the first step in the competitive...