Trump Arctic Oil, Gas Lease Sale Violated Environmental Rules: Lawsuits

"Earthjustice and other groups say the National Petroleum Reserve lease sale failed to consider how burning the fossil fuels might impact climate change."

"An expanding legal campaign to force federal agencies to take climate change into account when making big energy decisions has a new frontier: Alaska's National Petroleum Reserve.

Environmentalists on Friday challenged a record-breaking oil and gas lease sale there by the Trump administration, which offered up 10 million acres for drilling in December.

In a pair of lawsuits, environmental groups argued that the lease sale broke a key law by ignoring climate and other environmental impacts."

Sabrina Shankman reports for InsideClimate News February 2, 2018.

Source: InsideClimate News, 02/05/2018