9th Circuit Panel Seems Skeptical Of NEPA Climate Suit Over Alaska Drilling

November 6, 2019
At least two judges on a federal appeals court panel appeared skeptical of environmentalists’ arguments that Interior Department officials violated the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) by not adequately assessing climate change impacts of the nation’s first offshore drilling project in federal Arctic waters. During Nov. 5 oral argument in the suit , Center for Biological Diversity’s (CBD), et al. v. Bernhardt , which was filed last December in the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 9th Circuit, Earthjustice attorney...

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