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

ELR Citation: 50 ELR 20106
No(s). CV-18-73-GF-BMM (D. Mont. May 1, 2020) (Morris, J.)

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 shallow fracturing and surface casing depth. The court found that the ...

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