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January 22, 2020 | In the News: Daily Inter Lake

Court Hears Arguments on Last Oil, Gas Lease

Timothy Preso, Managing Attorney, Northern Rockies Office, Earthjustice: “Oil and gas development on this lease would inflict such a severe blow to the Blackfeet Tribe’s cultural interests that their ability to practice their cultural traditions in this area would be lost.”

January 14, 2020 | In the News: USA Today

Conservation Groups Sue BLM Over California Fracking Plan

Michelle Ghafar, Attorney, Earthjustice: “A federal court already agreed with us once that the BLM failed to fully evaluate the impacts of the oil and gas expansion it is authorizing on public land. We’re returning to court once again to ensure the agency properly analyzes the impacts of devastating fracking activities in its plan.”

December 23, 2019 | In the News: KUER

District Court Will Hear Public Lands Fracking Lawsuit In January

Michael Freeman, Attorney, Rocky Mountain Office, Earthjustice: “The effect of that [rescinded rule] was to leave all oil and gas development on federal lands in this country subject to really outdated and inadequate federal standards of our lands and our water and our public health.”

October 14, 2019 | Video

Rigged No More

One day, Pawnee Tribal member Walter Echo-Hawk stumbled upon a worrying scene. Next to his home, oil and gas workers were surveying for fracking. The U.S. government had approved 17 oil and gas leases on Pawnee land without consulting or even notifying the Tribal members. This is the story of how that happened, and how the Pawnee Nation fought back.

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