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December 20, 2018 | Legal Document

Settlement Agreement: I-70 Expansion

The Colorado Department of Transportation and the Sierra Club, the Colorado Latino Forum, the Chaffee Park Neighborhood Association, and the Elyria Swansea Neighborhood Association, represented by Earthjustice, reached a settlement agreement in a July 2017 lawsuit filed in the United States District Court for the District of Colorado on the Central 70 Project. This settlement resolves the last remaining legal challenge to CDOT’s Central 70 Project, which broke ground in August 2018.

September 28, 2018 | Legal Document

Complaint: BLM Methane Rule Rescission

This case challenges the U.S. Bureau of Land Management’s final rule, 83 Fed. Reg. 49,184, rescinding almost all provisions of the Waste Prevention, Production Subject to Royalties, and Resource Conservation Rule, 81 Fed. Reg. 83,008. The Rescission Rule unlawfully revokes reasonable protections designed to limit waste of natural gas by oil and gas companies on federal public and Indian lands resulting from venting, flaring (burning gas without capturing its energy), and equipment leaks.

September 27, 2018 | Legal Document

Uinta Basin Lease Challenge

This case challenges the Bureau of Land Management’s (“BLM”) decisions to issue 121 oil and gas leases covering 117,720.59 acres in northwest Colorado and northeast Utah without considering how the air pollution from developing the leases will adversely impact public health, the environment, and treasured public lands like Dinosaur National Monument.

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