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June 15, 2016 | Legal Document

Comments on the Enefit American Oil Utility Corridor Project DEIS

This DEIS represents the first real opportunity for BLM to analyze the impacts of a commercial oil shale project in the United States. Thus, it is vital that BLM take an exhaustive and expansive look at Enefit’s oil shale project and take all steps necessary to protect public resources. Indeed,
the already-known potential harms of the oil shale strip mine and processing plant – to land, water, air and climate – are so destructive that BLM, as part of its obligation to protect the public interest, can and should deny the rights-of-way that facilitate this project.

May 25, 2016 | Legal Document

Complaint for Declaratory and Injunctive Relief

This case challenges the failure of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (Corps) and U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS) to reinitiate mandatory Endangered Species Act (ESA) consultation regarding a Clean Water Act (CWA) section 404 fill permit the Corps issued for a residential and resort development planned on over 12,000 acres near the San Pedro River in Benson, Arizona.

May 13, 2016 | Blog Post

Feds Should Close Loopholes, Tighten Enforcement in Methane Rule

Controlling methane emissions is a critical step toward addressing climate change, and more stringent regulations for the oil and gas industry would be a good start for public lands, taxpayers and the planet. (Spanish language version available.)

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