Greater Sage-Grouse FOIA Documents
Western Energy Alliance was compelled to conduct three Freedom of Information (FOIA) lawsuits and a Data Quality Act (DQA) challenge because the Bureau of Land Management (BLM), U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS) and the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) refused to disclose the science they are using to impose Greater Sage-Grouse restrictions and to evaluate the species for listing under the Endangered Species Act (ESA).
The information gathered from these challenges reveals that poor-quality science is being used to excessively restrict oil and natural gas development.
Through our FOIA requests and DQA challenge, we received the following documents and are making them available for public review.