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Legal experts: Court's dismissal of USBLM acting chief may result in host of overturned decisions

(Reuters) - A federal court ruling that the U.S. Bureau of Land Management had an illegitimate director for more than a year has cast doubt over a slew of the agency’s recently completed efforts to boost oil and gas development on federal lands, according to lawyers and environmental groups.

The development is the latest in a string of legal headaches for President Donald Trump’s government as it seeks to roll back regulation on industry.

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