Energy group to challenge federal judge’s ruling against oil and gas leases

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At least one oil and gas group plans to appeal a Wyoming federal judge’s decision that ordered a reconsideration of the government’s oil and gas leases in Montana and North Dakota—an order that was a settlement in a lawsuit brought by environmental groups.

The Western Energy Alliance indicated it will challenge the ruling “based on the misapplication” of the National Environmental Policy Act said a spokesman for the group reported the Casper Star Tribune.

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