Lawsuit challenges Biden plan to sell oil and gas leases in Gulf of Mexico

Lawsuit challenges Biden plan to sell oil and gas leases in Gulf of Mexico

• ‘Planet cannot handle more stress from oil and gas production’

• Announcement came as Gulf states battered by Hurricane Ida

Outrage and at least one lawsuit has followed the Joe Biden administration’s announcement this week that it would open tens of millions of acres in the Gulf of Mexico for oil and gas exploration in an effort to comply with a court order.

Earthjustice, a non-profit public interest organization, has filed a lawsuit on behalf of four environmental groups in Washington DC federal court challenging the move. They alleged that the environmental analysis behind the auction is flawed and violated federal law.

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