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Tenth Circuit Rules in Our Monument Case Involving Kane County RS 2477 Claims

On January 11, 2011, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Tenth Circuit issued an opinion in a case brought by conservation groups that challenged Kane County's attempt to undermine federal land management of the Grand Staircase Escalante National Monument. In a fairly technical ruling, the court held that conservationists were simply not the right parties to bring the suit because the interests is sought to protect, in the court's view, belonged to the federal Bureau of Land Management, which manages the Monument.

Reversal of Bush-era "No More Wilderness" Policy Applauded

The Interior Department Rightly Restored Protection to Magnificent Wilderness-Quality Lands Throughout the West

Conservation Groups and Oil and Gas Company Announce Historic Agreement to Protect Desolation Canyon Area

Today, a coalition of conservation organizations announced they have reached an historic agreement with the Bill Barrett Corporation, a Denver-based oil and gas company. The West Tavaputs agreement ensures that the Desolation Canyon stretch of the Green River will be protected from the sight and sound of industrial development even during the development and extraction of substantial natural gas reserves that Barrett currently has under lease.

Settlement Reinstates Common Sense Checks and Balances

Drilling in Special Places Will Be Appropriately Scrutinized While Categorical Exclusions Can Still be Used in Manner Intended by Congress

Historic Preservation and Conservation Groups Settle Suit over BLM Approvals of Natural Gas Wells in Nine Mile Canyon Region

BLM Agrees to Change National Policy and Restrict Use of Loophole That Led to Drilling

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