Enviros Seek Quick Win In Post-Deepwater Oil Lease Row

Law360, New York (November 18, 2011, 5:26 PM EST) -- An environmental organization sought summary judgment on Thursday in its suit in Alabama federal court accusing the U.S. of finalizing oil drilling leases in the Gulf of Mexico without an environmental review that took into account 2010's Deepwater Horizon disaster.

Defenders of Wildlife, based in Washington, D.C., argues in the brief that the lease approvals violated the National Environmental Policy Act and the Endangered Species Act  because the government failed to respond to "significant new information" about the risks and impacts of oil drilling in the...
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