Environmentalists Launch NEPA Suit Over High-Profile Willow Oil Project

March 16, 2023
Environmentalists are wasting little time in filing suit over the Biden administration’s controversial approval of the major Willow oil drilling project in Alaska, arguing the action violates several statutes, including the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA), which requires officials to take a “hard look” at a project’s climate and environmental impacts. That claim -- floated in the groups’ March 14 complaint in the U.S. District Court for the District of Alaska -- supplements arguments that Interior Department officials considered an...

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