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Judge Orders NEPA Review Of Powder River GHGs But Won't Stop Leasing

August 06, 2018
A federal judge in Montana is directing the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) to conduct a new National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) review of management plans for the fossil fuel-rich Powder River Basin (PRB), to consider the downstream greenhouse gases that could be released if the fuel is extracted and burned. However, the judge is declining to accept environmentalists' calls to enjoin any leasing in the region or to vacate the 15 resource management plans (RMP) at issue in the...

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