Civil Case No. 13-993 (RJL).

626 F.Supp.3d 110 (2022)

SOLENEX, LLC, Plaintiff v. Deb HAALAND, in her Official Capacity as Secretary of the Interior, et al., Defendants.

United States District Court, District of Columbia.

Signed September 9, 2022.

Attorney(s) appearing for the Case

David C. McDonald , Zhonette M. Brown , Mountain States Legal Foundation, Lakewood, CO, Ivan L. London , Squire Patton Boggs (US) LLP, Denver, CO, for Plaintiff.

Arwyn Carroll , U.S. Department of Justice Natural Resources Section, Washington, DC, Marissa Ann Piropato , U.S. Department of Justice, Washington, DC, Clare Marie Boronow , U.S. Department of Justice, Environment and Natural Resources Division, Denver, CO, for Defendants William Avey, Deb Haaland, Randy Moore, Thomas J. Vilsack, Leanne Martin, Tommy Beaudreau, Tracy Stone-Manning.

Arwyn Carroll , U.S. Department of Justice Natural Resources Section, Washington, DC, for Defendants John Mehlhoff, Joy Beasley.

James Wallace Porter , III, Bradley Arant Boult Cummings LLP, Washington, DC, for Amici Montana Petroleum Association, Chamber of Commerce of the United States of America.

Melody L. McCoy , Native American Rights Fund, Boulder, CO, Joel William West Williams , Native American Rights Fund, Washington, DC, for Amicus Blackfeet Tribe.


[Dkts. # 156, 162, 164]

Plaintiff Solenex, LLC ("Solenex") holds a federal oil and gas lease in Montana first issued in 1982. Yet even though the responsible federal agencies first approved a proposal to initiate drilling on the land in 1985...

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