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Rocky Mountain Wild v. Haaland

ELR Case

A district court held that BLM's 2018 decision to auction oil and gas leases on federally owned land in Colorado violated NEPA. Environmental groups argued the decision had failed to consider more accurate air monitoring data and...

Sovereign Iñupiat for a Living Arctic v. Bureau of Land Management

ELR Case

A district court vacated BLM's approval of an oil and gas project in the National Petroleum Reserve in Alaska. Indigenous and environmental groups argued BLM violated NEPA by failing to adequately analyze the effects of the project's...

Living Rivers v. Hoffman

ELR Case

A district court dismissed a lawsuit concerning BLM's suspension of oil and gas leases sold in Utah in 2018. Environmental groups argued BLM violated NEPA by failing to prepare an EIS prior to suspending the leases. BLM moved to dismiss...

Louisiana v. Biden

ELR Case

A district court granted states' motion to preliminarily enjoin the president's Executive Order pausing new oil and gas leases on public lands and in offshore waters. The states argued the "pause" violated the APA, the Outer Continental...

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...

Louisiana v. Biden

ELR Case

A district court denied environmental groups' motion to intervene in a lawsuit concerning the president's Executive Order pausing new oil and gas lease sales on public lands. The groups maintained that their interests might not be...

H.R. 3048

ELR Congressional Update

H.R. 3048

ELR Congressional Update

Center for Biological Diversity v. United States Bureau of Land Management

ELR Case

A district court granted BLM's motion for voluntary remand in a challenge to the agency's resource management plan (RMP) and EIS for oil and gas leasing in western Colorado. Environmental groups argued that BLM violated NEPA by failing...

Gwich'in Steering Committee v. Bernhardt

ELR Case

A district court denied motions to preliminarily enjoin BLM from issuing oil and gas leases and authorizing seismic activity in the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge. Indigenous and environmental groups argued that BLM violated, among...