Mining

A district court granted summary judgment for an oil and gas company in a decades-long suit concerning the company's oil lease on land sacred to the Blackfeet Nation in Lewis and Clark…

A district court permanently enjoined the Biden Administration from implementing a "stop" on new oil and gas lease sales on public lands or in offshore waters in thirteen states—Alabama…

The Fifth Circuit vacated a district court's issuance of a nationwide preliminary injunction enjoining the Biden Administration from pausing new oil and gas lease sales on federal lands.…

The Ninth Circuit, 2-1, affirmed a district court ruling that the Forest Service acted arbitrarily and capriciously in approving a mining operations plan for a copper mine in the Santa Rita…

A district court dismissed as moot a yearslong lawsuit challenging President Trump's issuance of a presidential permit in 2019 for construction of a cross-border segment of the Keystone XL…

The Ninth Circuit affirmed summary judgment for the Forest Service in a challenge to the Service’s determination that a mining company held a valid existing right to operate a uranium mine in the…

A district court denied Oklahoma's motion for preliminary injunction in a lawsuit concerning OSM's decision to strip the state of its regulatory authority over surface mining on the…

A district court granted EPA's motion to remand and vacate the Agency's 2019 decision to withdraw a proposed determination that would have restricted a copper and gold mine from using…

A district court denied environmental groups' motion to reconsider its prior decision in a lawsuit concerning DOI's renewal of mining leases for a proposed copper-nickel mine in…

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…