Federal Judge Blocks Gulf of Mexico Drilling Leases, Citing Environmental Concerns

A federal judge blocked an oil and gas lease sale of 80 million acres in the Gulf of Mexico, saying U.S. regulators used flawed environmental analysis

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1/28/2022 10:00:00 AM

A federal judge blocked an oil and gas lease sale of 80 million acres in the Gulf of Mexico, saying U.S. regulators used flawed environmental analysis

A federal judge invalidated a lease sale of 80 million acres in the Gulf of Mexico that the U.S. Department of Interior had made available for oil and gas drilling, saying regulators used flawed environmental analysis.

Updated Jan. 27, 2022 11:50 pm ETA federal judge invalidated the lease sale of 80 million acres in the Gulf of Mexico that the U.S. Department of Interior had made available for oil and gas drilling, saying regulators used flawed environmental analysis.

In a 68-pageon Thursday, Judge Rudolph Contreras of the U.S. District Court in Washington, D.C., called the federal agency’s error in its environmental-impact determination “a serious failing.”

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katy.stech@wsj.com Updated Jan. 27, 2022 11:50 pm ET A federal judge invalidated the lease sale of 80 million acres in the Gulf of Mexico that the U.S. Department of Interior had made available for oil and gas drilling, saying regulators used flawed environmental analysis. In a 68-page on Thursday, Judge Rudolph Contreras of the U.S. District Court in Washington, D.C., called the federal agency’s error in its environmental-impact determination “a serious failing.” To Read the Full Story