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May 22, 2020 | Legal Document

Decision: BLM Sage Grouse

The U.S. District Court in Montana struck down the Trump administration’s attempt to gut a key part of the Bureau of Land Management’s 2015 plan to save the greater sage-grouse, an iconic bird species of the Western United States. The court invalidated a December 2017 BLM policy directive that has allowed millions of acres of oil and gas leasing in sensitive sage-grouse habitat. The court also struck down 440 oil and gas leases, covering about 336,000 acres (525 square miles), that BLM sold as part of its policy reversal.

May 1, 2020 | Legal Document

Order: Montana BLM Oil Leasing Victory

Defeated oil lease sale was a reckless rush to sacrifice Montana’s public lands to the Trump Administration’s “energy dominance” agenda

March 13, 2020 | In the News: Courthouse News Service

Environmental Groups Claim US Army Base Is Threatening River

Alex Hardee, Attorney, Rocky Mountain Office, Earthjustice: “For years the fort has evaded the Endangered Species Act by disregarding the science and relying on illusory water credits. We filed this lawsuit to put an end to this pattern and practice, and to force the U.S. Army and Fish and Wildlife Service to comply with the Endangered Species Act.”

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