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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…

The Ninth Circuit, 2-1, affirmed in part and reversed in part summary judgment for DOI in a challenge to its approval of a mine expansion proposal in Montana. Environmental groups argued DOI…

The D.C. Circuit granted in part an environmental group's petition to review FERC's decision authorizing a new natural gas pipeline and compressor station in Massachusetts. The group…

A district court held that BLM's 2018 decision to auction oil and gas leases on federally owned land in Colorado violated NEPA. Environmental groups argued the decision had failed to consider…

A district court granted in part and denied in part a snowmobile group's motion for summary judgment in a challenge to the Forest Service's decision to close approximately 72,000 acres…

A district court granted in part nonprofit groups' motion for summary judgment in a lawsuit concerning BLM's review of cumulative climate impacts of oil and gas leases in Wyoming. The…

A district court vacated an EA and FONSI issued by the Forest Service approving a mining company to explore for gold on public lands near the Idaho-Montana border. Environmental groups previously…

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…

A district court vacated an EA prepared by OSM for a coal mine expansion in south-central Montana. Environmental groups argued that OSM violated NEPA by failing to adequately consider the risk of…

A district court granted in part and denied in part a motion for summary judgment in a challenge to the U.S. Forest Service's approval of a mining company's permit to explore for gold in…