Environmental group are suing BOEM in the United States District Court for the District of Columbia on various grounds relating to BOEM’s oil and gas leasing in the Gulf of Mexico. The Government has moved for summary judgment in the case. The Government’s motion argues that
“In holding Lease Sale 216/222, the Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM) complied with the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA). BOEM engaged in multiple environmental reviews, analyzed extensive scientific information from a multitude of sources, and cogently summarized relevant information, as well as information gaps, for the decision maker and public in advance of the decision to hold the sale.”
Click here to read Government’s motion.