Description: Challenge to authorization and issuance of oil and gas leases on 30 parcels covering nearly 41,000 acres of land in the San Juan Basin in New Mexico.
Diné Citizens Against Ruining Our Environment v. U.S. Bureau of Land Management
Filing Date Type File Action Taken Summary 09/25/2020 Motion to Intervene Download Motion to intervene filed by EOG Resources, Inc. 07/09/2020 Petition for Review Download Complaint filed. Plaintiffs Said BLM Failed to Consider Oil and Gas Leases’ Cumulative Climate Impacts. Four organizations filed a lawsuit challenging the U.S. Bureau of Land Management's authorization and issuance of oil and gas leases on 30 parcels covering nearly 41,000 acres of land in the San Juan Basin in New Mexico. The organizations asserted violations of the National Environmental Policy Act, the Administrative Procedure Act, and the Federal Land Policy and Management Act. The plaintiffs alleged a failure to take a hard look at environmental impacts, including cumulative greenhouse gas emissions and cumulative climate change impacts.