Environmentalists Seek EPA Help In Bid To Toughen Drilling Permit Reviews

September 19, 2022
Environmentalists are seeking to enlist EPA and other administration officials as part of a new effort to force the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) to conduct robust environmental reviews when it issues oil and gas drilling permits, charging BLM plays a “shell game” at various stages of its leasing and drilling approval processes that ultimately evade mandates that it consider the effects of its actions and invite meaningful public scrutiny. The groups recently filed two lawsuits in the U.S. District...

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