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  1. July 20, 2016

    Enviros' Arctic Oil Lease Challenge Tossed As Moot

    An Alaska federal judge on Tuesday tossed a lawsuit brought by environmentalists and Alaska Natives challenging drilling leases in the Chukchi Sea, saying that most of the leases in question have been relinquished back to the U.S. Department of the Interior so there is no longer a need to litigate any claims.

  2. December 7, 2015

    Enviros Say Feds Can't Defend Arctic Oil Leases

    Environmentalists challenging drilling leases in the Chukchi Sea told an Alaska federal judge Friday that the U.S. government shouldn’t be able to stop the court from finding it violated the National Environmental Policy Act by repeating inadequate explanations for its conduct.

  3. November 9, 2015

    Feds Say They Fully Studied Impacts Of Arctic Oil Leases

    The U.S. government, the state of Alaska and major oil companies urged a federal district court Friday to deny a quick win for environmentalists challenging drilling leases worth $2.6 billion in the Chukchi Sea, saying the federal government fully analyzed the environmental impacts of the leases.

  4. September 1, 2015

    Arctic Drilling Leases Violate NEPA, Enviros Say

    Environmentalists challenging energy companies' ability to look for oil and gas off Alaska's northern coast have asked an Alaska federal judge to find the U.S. government violated the National Environmental Policy Act by not considering new information when it reaffirmed leases in the Chukchi Sea.

  5. June 2, 2015

    Enviros Dig In Heels Against Alaska Oil Drilling Lease

    Environmentalists are again challenging energy companies' ability to explore for gas and oil off the Alaskan coast, telling a federal judge on Monday that they do not accept the U.S. Department of the Interior’s renewed plans to sell leases in the Chukchi Sea.

  6. April 25, 2014

    Feds Secure Court Approval To Revise Arctic Drilling Plans

    An Alaska federal judge on Thursday gave the federal government the green light to revise its environmental review of controversial Arctic Ocean drilling leases, remanding the matter to the Bureau of Ocean Energy Management after an earlier plan was rejected by the Ninth Circuit.

  7. April 21, 2014

    DOI Will Redo Disputed Arctic Drilling Enviro Review

    The U.S. Interior Department will revise its environmental review of controversial Arctic Ocean drilling leases after the Ninth Circuit rejected the agency's initial analysis in January for mistakes made in estimating how much oil might be recoverable in the area, according to a Friday court filing.

  8. November 17, 2011

    Enviros Up Ante In Fight Over Arctic Drilling Leases

    Alaskan environmental groups and communities on Wednesday asked a federal court to remand the U.S. Department of Interior's approval of 487 oil drilling leases back to the Bureau of Ocean Energy Management, claiming it failed to properly evaluate potential environmental impacts.

  9. October 3, 2011

    DOI Approves Contentious Alaskan Drilling Lease Sale

    The U.S. Department of the Interior on Monday affirmed the sale of 487 oil drilling leases off the Alaska Outer Continental Shelf, which had been issued in 2008 but were delayed when environmental groups brought the matter to court.

  10. August 18, 2011

    DOI Review Supports Oil Drilling In Chukchi Sea

    A U.S. offshore drilling regulator on Thursday upheld the government's 2008 decision to lease Alaska's Chukchi Sea for oil and gas exploration in a final review of the possible environmental effects of the controversial lease auction.