Environmental, Tribal Groups Sue to Block Alaska Refuge Drilling -
"More than a dozen environmental groups and one representing northeast Alaskan tribal villages sued the Trump administration over a plan to open the sensitive Arctic National Wildlife Refuge to oil and gas drilling."
Why this is important: As anticipated, groups representing both environmental and Native Alaskan interests have filed lawsuits to turn back the Trump administration’s efforts to facilitate oil and gas drilling by advancing a leasing program in Alaska’s otherwise protected Arctic National Wildlife Refuge (“ANWR”). The lawsuits, filed in Alaska’s federal District Court, allege adverse environmental impacts and various violations of federal law, and are likely a precursor to further legal action as the administration’s leasing program proceeds....
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