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

ELR Citation: 52 ELR 20098
No(s). 4:17-cv-00030-BMM and 4:17-cv-00042-BMM (D. Mont. Aug 12, 2022) (Morris, J.)

A district court reinstated a 2016 moratorium on new coal leasing on public lands that had been lifted by a DOI secretarial order in 2017. Environmental groups, states, and a Native American tribe initially filed suit challenging DOI's decision to lift the moratorium, and the court determined the de...