On May 15, the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California announced the deadline for government and environmental parties to propose solutions as part of its March ruling on Bureau of Land Management’s California oil and gas leases. In March, the Court found that the bureau did not consider the risks associated with hydraulic fracturing when it approved four leases. The Center for Biological Diversity and the Sierra Club requested that a briefing schedule be made to propose remedies. The court granted this request. The plaintiffs must file a brief by June 3; BLM must respond by June 25; the environmental groups must reply by July 9; and a hearing will be held on July 16.