Natural Resources

A district court vacated two rights-of-way that BLM issued to a company in 2020 to transport water through an existing gas pipeline across federal lands. Environmental groups sought vacatur,…

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 affirmed DOI’s decision to postpone oil and gas lease sales in the first quarter of 2021 in response to the president’s issuance of Executive Order No. 14008 pausing new lease…

The D.C. Circuit affirmed in part and reversed in part summary judgment for DOI in a challenge to a supplemental EIS that BOEM prepared for two oil and gas lease sales in 2018. Three environmental…

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.…

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…

A district court granted in part and denied in part federal agencies' motion to dismiss a NEPA challenge to the Biden Administration's immigration actions. A coalition seeking…

The D.C. Circuit denied a Native American tribe's petition to review NRC's decision to grant a source material license for uranium extraction from ore beds in South Dakota. The tribe…

A district court granted summary judgment for environmental groups in a challenge to two BLM resource management plans for coal leasing in Montana and Wyoming. The groups argued BLM violated NEPA…