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February 23, 2018 | Legal Document

Order Granting preliminary Injunction BLM Methate Waste Prevention Rule

This case addresses the burden a federal agency bears when it seeks to suspend a federal regulation for further analysis. Plaintiffs, the States of California and New Mexico, bring this action for a preliminary injunction enjoining the United States Bureau of Land Management (“BLM”), Katherine S. Macgregor, Acting Assistant Secretary for Land and Minerals Management, and Ryan Zinke, Secretary of the Interior, from instituting a rule suspending or delaying the requirements of the Waste Prevention, Production Subject to Royalties, and Resource Conservation Rule.

February 18, 2018 | In the News: The Hill

Trump’s National Monument Rollbacks Take Effect

Heidi McIntosh, Managing Attorney, Earthjustice: “The most important immediate change is that the lands will once again be available for mining prospectors to get out on federal public lands and stake mining claims.”

January 24, 2018 | Legal Document

BLM Fracking Rule Repeal Complaint

A coalition of environmental and tribal groups sued today to block the Trump Administration’s repeal of a 2015 rule designed to protect water, wildlife, and public health from the harmful effects of hydraulic fracturing on federal and tribal lands.

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.