On April 7, the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California released its March 31 ruling on a case involving the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) selling four leases to develop oil and gas on a total of 2,700 acres of federal land in California. The court found that BLM focused its environmental assessment on single-well drilling and that it did not fully consider hydraulic fracturing, thus violating the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA). The court set the deadline of April 15 for BLM and the plaintiffs, the Center for Biological Diversity and the Sierra Club, to come up with a joint recommendation for judgment. The plaintiffs originally asked for the leases to be invalidated or for an injunction to be placed until environmental analysis is conducted.