US Sued Over 1st Gulf Lease Sale Since Deepwater Spill

Law360, New York (December 13, 2011, 4:11 PM EST) -- Environmental groups on Tuesday sued the U.S. to halt the first oil and natural gas lease sale in the Gulf of Mexico since the Deepwater Horizon disaster, just a day before the sale is scheduled to kick off.

Oceana, Defenders of Wildlife, the Natural Resources Defense Council and the Center of Biological Diversity launched the legal challenge against the U.S. Department of the Interior and the Bureau of Ocean Energy Management in Washington federal court, arguing that government approval of Lease Sale 218 was unlawful and...
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