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December 19, 2017 | Legal Document

BLM Methane Rule Suspension Complaint

This case challenges the U.S. Bureau of Land Management’s (BLM) final decision,
82 Fed. Reg. 58,050 (Dec. 8, 2017) (Amendment), to amend the compliance deadlines for the
majority of the requirements of its Waste Prevention, Production Subject to Royalties, and Resource
Conservation Rule (Waste Prevention Rule or Rule). 81 Fed. Reg. 83,008 (Nov. 18, 2016). The
Amendment unlawfully pushes the compliance deadlines one year into the future while BLM
considers other changes to the Waste Prevention Rule.

December 14, 2017 | Feature

Defending Bears Ears

We cannot let Bears Ears become the testing ground for dismantling the Antiquities Act. This national monument—and the more than one hundred others—are part of what make this land great.

December 7, 2017 | Case

Defending Our National Monuments

National monuments are unique among the special and protected land designations on federal public lands, because they are created pursuant to a special, but narrow, grant of authority to the president to regulate federal public lands.

December 7, 2017 | Legal Document

Legal Document: Conservation Groups File Lawsuit after President Trump Illegally Axed Majestic Bears Ears National Monument

Earthjustice is representing nine conservation organizations in a suit charging that the president violated the 1906 Antiquities Act and the U.S. Constitution by eviscerating the Bears Ears National Monument. The unprecedented act leaves rare archaeological sites and stunning wildlands without protection from looting, prospecting, oil and gas drilling or off-road vehicle damage. Bears Ears was decimated by more than 1 million acres. The Natural Resources Defense Council and Southern Utah Wilderness Alliance are co-plaintiffs in the case, represented by counsel from those organizations.