U.S. Department of Interior News

New Jersey seeks explanation from Interior Department why Florida received offshore exemption

By Mark Iandolo | Apr 16, 2018

TRENTON, N.J. (Legal Newsline) — New Jersey Attorney General Attorney General Gurbir S. Grewal announced April 6 that he is urging the U.S. Department of the Interior to better explain its reasoning for allowing Florida to be exempt from offshore drilling but not New Jersey.

California joins opposition to Trump administration's opening coast to offshore drilling

By Marian Johns | Feb 15, 2018

SACRAMENTO — California Attorney General Xavier Becerra has joined a coalition of more than a dozen state attorneys general who are calling on the Trump administration to halt its proposed opening of California's coast to offshore drilling.

AGs of California, New Mexico sue Interior Department

By Mike Torres | May 15, 2017

SAN FRANCISCO (Legal Newsline) — California's and New Mexico's attorneys general are suing the U.S. Interior Department, alleging violation of federal law.

California, New Mexico challenge Interior Department for delaying Valuation Rule

By Mark Iandolo | May 3, 2017

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (Legal Newsline) — California Attorney General Xavier Becerra announced April 27 that he has joined New Mexico Attorney General Hector Balderas in suing the U.S. Department of the Interior for delaying the implementation of a rule designed to help taxpayers receive fair royalties from companies that extract oil, gas, and coal from federal lands.

Environmental groups allege Interior Department violated law

By Mike Torres | Apr 24, 2017

GREAT FALLS, Mont. (Legal Newsline) — Environmental groups are suing the U.S. Interior Department, alleging violation of federal law.

U.S. settles 17 tribal government claims

By Mark Iandolo | Oct 17, 2016

WASHINGTON (Legal Newsline) — United States Attorney General Loretta E. Lynch and Secretary of the Interior Sally Jewell have announced the U.S. has reached settlements with 17 tribal governments that had alleged the Department of the Interior and the Department of the Treasury mismanaged monetary assets and natural resources held in trust by the U.S. for the benefit of the tribes.  

Sprint accuses federal government of failure to apply correct regulations

By Michael Abella | Oct 14, 2016

WASHINGTON (Legal Newsline) — Sprint is suing federal agencies and officials, alleging failure to apply the correct regulations.

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