Wilderness Society v. Kane County

US Court of Appeals, 10th Circuit, No. 08-4090, January 11, 2011: Majority holds that the Wilderness Society and other environmental groups (“TWS”) lack “prudential standing” to bring suit under the Supremacy Clause of the U.S. Constitution challenging a local government’s assertion of rights of way over federal lands managed by the Bureau of Land Management and [...]

Nine Mile Canyon Coalition, et al v. US Dept. of The Interior and BLM

United States District Court, District of Utah, Central Division, Civil Nos. 2:08 CV586 DB
Settlement filed 03/30/10

This matter just settled. For news reports on the settlement of this litigation that challenged “a 2005 law that allows BLM to approve certain oil and gas projects without preparing new environmental analyses that would normally be required by the National [...]

Impact Energy Resources, LLC, v. Ken Salazar, et al.

United States District Court, D. Utah. Case No. 2:09-cv-435, No. 2:09-cv-440
February 17, 2010.

The US District Court for Utah held the Southern Utah Wilderness Alliance and other environmental and historic preservation advocacy groups (collectively, “SUWA”) are entitled to intervention as-of-right in litigation by various energy companies challenging the US Secretary of the Interior’s withdrawal of 77 leases [...]