Court Again Blocks BLM Oil & Gas Leases Over Insufficient Climate Review

November 16, 2020
A federal district court for the second time is rejecting the Bureau of Land Management’s (BLM) climate change analysis for hundreds of oil and gas leases in Wyoming, blocking the leases and ordering BLM to redo its National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) review, possibly allowing a Biden administration to entirely cancel the leases. The Nov. 13 opinion in WildEarth Guardians, et al., v. Bernhardt, et al . by Judge Rudolph Contreras of the U.S. District Court for the District of...

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