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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...

H.R. 3330

ELR Congressional Update

H.R. 3326

ELR Congressional Update

Diversifying the Outdoors and Public Lands

ELR Article

Outdoor recreation is regarded as emphasizing sustainability through environmentally conscious branding, promoting healthy activities, and reinforcing appreciation for the natural world. Yet, the outdoor recreation sector has often...

Biden v. Sierra Club

ELR Case

The U.S. Supreme Court granted the Biden Administration's request to cancel arguments and suspend further proceedings in a lawsuit concerning the Trump Administration's plans to build a border wall along the U.S.-Mexico border.

Southern Utah Wilderness Alliance v. Bernhardt

ELR Case

A district court denied a motion to preliminarily enjoin BLM from authorizing construction of a helium drilling project on public lands near the Labyrinth Canyon Wilderness in southeastern Utah. Environmental groups argued BLM violated...

H.R. 3794

ELR Congressional Update

A Road Map to Net-Zero Emissions for Fossil Fuel Development on Public Lands

ELR Article

In producing over 274 million barrels of oil, 3.3 billion cubic feet of natural gas, and 302 million tons of coal each year, the Bureau of Land Management’s (BLM’s) decisions significantly impact U.S. and global greenhouse gas emissions...

Citizens for Clean Energy v. U.S. Department of the Interior

ELR Case

A district court denied a request to vacate the Trump Administration's decision to lift the Obama Administration's moratorium on new coal leasing on public lands. Environmental groups, tribes, and states argued that BLM's issuance of a...

S. Res. 411

ELR Congressional Update