Western Energy Alliance v. Salazar

ELR Citation: 43 ELR 20052
No(s). 11-8071 (10th Cir. Mar 12, 2013)

The Tenth Circuit dismissed an appeal brought by energy companies arguing that Ā§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 118 pending leases, and because more than 60 days had passed s...