Description: Challenge opening of tracts of federal land in Wyoming for federal coal leasing.
In re WildEarth Guardians
Filing Date Type File Action Taken Summary 10/28/2010 Order Stay denied. The Interior Department’s Board of Land Appeals denied a request for a stay of a previous decision allowing the sale of 2,695 acres adjoining coal mines in northwestern Wyoming, effectively allowing the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) to complete the sales. In August 2010, the BLM agreed to offer the land at issue for leasing purposes. WildEarth Guardians, along with several other environmental groups, appealed the decision, alleging that BLM failed to adequately analyze and assess the climate change impacts of the leases under NEPA.