AppleMagazine|May 29, 2020
The judge canceled energy leases on more than 470 square miles (1,200 square kilometers) of public land in Montana and Wyoming. That means officials will have to return millions of dollars in sales proceeds to companies that purchased the leases.
The leases at issue already had been invalidated in previous cases that went through other federal courts. But the latest ruling, handed down last Friday, appears to go further and strike at a key component of the administration’s broader energy policy.
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May 29, 2020