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Ruling Bolsters Plaintiffs’ Push For GHG Review Of BLM Leasing Program

March 20, 2019
A federal judge is requiring the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) to consider the cumulative greenhouse gas impacts of its oil and gas drilling lease approvals in Wyoming in a landmark ruling that plaintiffs say could ultimately force the administration to review the climate impacts of its entire oil and gas leasing program. One environmentalist says that while Judge Rudolph Contreras of the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia did not order a programmatic environmental impact statement (EIS)...

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