DENVER (AP) — Environmental groups have asked a judge to overturn the sale of drilling rights on public land in Colorado and Utah, saying the Trump administration didn’t consider the potential threat to public health and the environment.

A lawsuit filed Thursday in Denver federal court seeks to reverse oil and gas leases on 184 square miles of land.

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The suit alleges the U.S. Bureau of Land Management sold the leases without properly reviewing how much air pollution the drilling would cause.

The agency said it had no comment.

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The lawsuit was filed by Rocky Mountain Wild, National Parks Conservation Association, Center for Biological Diversity and WildEarth Guardians.

They argue that drilling will worsen ground-level ozone in the area, which they say already exceeds federal standards.

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