July 13, 2021

State sues feds over suspended oil, gas lease sales

By Neal A. Shipman
Farmer Editor

North Dakota has sued the Biden administration, including the Department of Interior and the Bureau of Land Management (BLM), over its suspension of new oil and gas leases on federal lands.The lawsuit, which was filed on Wednesday, July 7, by Wayne Stenehjem, North Dakota attorney general, claims that the BLM has unlawfully canceled the regularly scheduled auctions of oil and gas leases of public mineral rights in North Dakota and is costing the state hundreds of millions of dollars in lost revenue.

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