Industry, Enviros Both Claim Win in Case of Delayed Oil & Gas Leases

"A federal judge in Wyoming yesterday said the government must not delay decisions over whether to issue oil and gas leases in the West but that the Interior Department may refuse to issue leases even after a company has submitted a winning bid.

The 18-page ruling (pdf) by U.S. District Judge Nancy Freudenthal in Cheyenne was claimed as a partial victory by both industry and conservation groups that have butted heads over where and how companies should be allowed to drill for oil and gas on public lands."

Phil Taylor reports for Greenwire June 30, 2011.

Source: Greenwire, 07/01/2011