Seeking Cumulative Climate Review, Plaintiffs Target DOI Oil Lease Sales

June 29, 2022
Environmentalist plaintiffs are challenging the Interior Department’s (DOI) decision to restart onshore oil and gas lease sales, arguing officials in the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) unlawfully failed to assess the cumulative climate change effects of the decision under the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA). “The Lease Sales challenged here are constituent parts of Interior’s decision to resume leasing,” says the June 28 complaint in Dakota Resource Council, et al. v. DOI, et al. , filed in the U.S. District...

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