Enviros Lose Court Challenge to Gulf of Mexico Oil and Gas

Oceana and other environmental groups sued BOEM and NMFS in the United States District Court for the District of Columbia over two oil and gas lease sales in the Gulf of Mexico.  The enviros claimed that these GOM lease sales for various reasons violated NEPA and the Endangered Species Act. The court, in a 64-page opinion, rejected the envios’ claims and granted summary judgment motions filed by the Government and industry intervenors.

 Click here to read court’s opinion.



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