Bull Mountain master development plan violates National Environmental Policy Act finds US District Court
Mar 30, 2019 01:49 PM EDT
The US District Court for the District of Colorado held Wednesday that the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) violated the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) by failing to take a hard look at the reasonably foreseeable impact of certain aspects of the Bull Mountain Master Development Plan.
The Bull Mountain Master Development Plan approved the development of 146 natural gas wells, four water disposal wells, and associated infrastructure near Bull Mountain in Gunnison County, Colorado. Citizens for a Healthy Community, and other conservation groups, sued the BLM alleging that the agency failed to take a hard look at the impact of the proposed development as required by the NEPA.