Groups’ Suit Charges DOI Lease Sale Omitted ‘Rational’ Climate Review

September 3, 2021
Several environmental groups are suing the Biden administration over its court-mandated decision to resume lease sales for offshore oil drilling in the Gulf of Mexico, charging that Interior Department (DOI) officials did not conduct a “rational” review of the sale’s climate change and environmental effects. The suit , filed Aug. 31 in the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia, provides competing pressure on the administration, which late last month announced it would hold the Gulf lease sale following...

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