Working with our clients to find legal, political, and practical solutions
Yount v. Salazar, 2013 WL 93372, at *1 (D. Ariz. Jan. 8, 2013) (Ninth Circuit appeal pending)(Represent local governments in Arizona regarding the withdrawal of more than a million acres from uranium mining)
SUWA v. Schneider et al., 2:12-cv-257-DAK (D. UT. 2015) (Action under the Administrative Procedure Act against BLM planning and designation of Areas of Critical Environmental Concern and Wild and Scenic Rivers without complying with the National Environmental Policy Act or the Federal Land Policy Management Act)
American Wild Horse Preservation Campaign v. Jewell et al., 2:14-cv-00152-NDF (D. Wyo. 2015) (Action brought under the Administrative Procedure Act on behalf of grazing association against Bureau of Land Management for failing to comply with Wild Horse and Burro Act and National Environmental Policy Act during wild horse gather on private and public lands in Wyoming).
Wyo. Coalition of Local Governments v. Jewell et al., 2:15 -cv-00181-ABJ (D. Wyo. 2016) (Action brought under Administrative Procedure Act on behalf of several counties and other local governments against the Bureau of Land Management and U.S. Forest Service for violating the National Environmental Policy Act and the Federal Land Policy Management Act during 2015 sage-grouse land use plan amendments.)
North Dakota v. United States, 1:12-cv-00125-DLH-CSM, consolidated with Billings County, North Dakota et al. v. United States, 1:12-cv-00102-DLH-CSM (D. N.D. 2012) (Quiet Title Act claim against the United States claiming title to all section line rights-of-way located within the National Grasslands in North Dakota pursuant to R.S. 2477).
GADECO, LLC et al. v. Bureau of Land Management, 2:16-cv-00289-ABJ (D. Wyo. 2016) (Administrative Procedure Act claim against the Bureau of Land Management on behalf of operator drilling ultra-deep well in crucial big game winter range and sage-grouse core habitat).
McKenzie County, North Dakota v. United States, 1:16-cv-001 (D. N.D. 2016) (Quiet Title Act claim against the United States claiming title to a 6 1/4 percent royalty interest in the mineral estates granted to the County as part of condemnation of lands, which now form parts of the Little Missouri National Grasslands in North Dakota, by the United States in the 1930s).
Uintah County et al. v. Salazar et al., 2:10-cv-00970-CW (D. UT 2010) (APA action against BLM for unlawfully managing public lands as de facto wilderness in contravention of FLPMA and the wilderness act).
State of Utah v. Babbitt, 137 F.3d 1193 (10th Cir. 1998) (Action establishing public land wilderness inventory unlawful under the Federal Land Policy and Management Act as well as county land use plans), 396 F.3d 1281 (10th Cir. 2005) (remanding appeal of approval of settlement agreement); 535 F.3d 1184 (10th Cir. 2008) (affirming settlement agreement between the State of Utah and the Department of the Interior).
Public Lands Council v. Babbitt, 929 F. Supp. 1436 (D. Wyo. 1996), aff’d in part, rev’d in part, 154 F.3d 1160 (10th Cir. 1998) aff’d, 529 U.S. 728 (2000)(Action challenging Department of Interior regulations governing administration of livestock grazing on public lands managed by Bureau of Land Management (BLM)).
Administrative appeals and evidentiary hearings, primarily on livestock grazing and oil and gas issues, before the U.S. Forest Service and Bureau of Land Management.
Advise local governments in Wyoming, Colorado, Utah, North Dakota and Arizona on land use planning and cooperating agency rights under the National Environmental Policy Act (“NEPA”).
Regulatory takings issues under Antiquities Act and other federal withdrawal authorities, Endangered Species Act, aircraft noise, wildlife management, and denial of access.
Work with ranchers and livestock operators in all western states to acquire, renew, or transfer grazing permits and protest, appeal, and litigate adverse decisions by the Bureau of Land Management, the U.S. Forest Service, or state agencies.