Description: Challenge to the U.S. Bureau of Land Management’s decisions to issue 59 oil and gas leases covering 61,910.92 acres in northeast Utah.
Rocky Mountain Wild v. Bernhardt
Filing Date Type File Action Taken Summary 06/05/2019 Complaint Download Complaint filed. Environmental Groups Challenged Analysis of Cumulative Climate Change Impacts of Utah Oil and Gas Leases. Four environmental groups filed a lawsuit in federal court in Colorado challenging the U.S. Bureau of Land Management’s (BLM’s) decisions to issue 59 oil and gas leases covering 61,910.92 acres in northeast Utah. The plaintiffs asserted violations of the Federal Land Policy and Management Act, the National Environmental Policy Act, and the Administrative Procedure Act, including that BLM failed to consider cumulative climate change impacts.