Description: Challenge to oil and gas lease sale in Nevada.
Center for Biological Diversity v. U.S. Bureau of Land Management
Filing Date Type File Action Taken Summary 09/11/2017 Complaint Download Complaint filed. Lawsuit Filed in Nevada Federal Court Alleging Inadequate Environmental Review for Oil and Gas Lease Sale. Center for Biological Diversity and Sierra Club filed a lawsuit in the federal district court for the District of Nevada seeking to overturn the U.S. Bureau of Land Management's (BLM’s) oil and gas lease sale for 195,732 acres of federal estate. The plaintiffs alleged that the environmental assessment on which BLM relied contained inadequate analysis of many of the environmental impacts of oil and gas development, including greenhouse gas emissions and climate change. They contended that BLM minimized impacts by determining that few environmental impacts resulted from the lease sale stage and that impacts would be avoided at future stages of review.