Shell Gulf of Mexico, Inc. v. Center for Biological Diversity, Inc.

ELR Citation: 43 ELR 20182
No(s). 3:12-CV-00048, -00010 (D. Alaska Aug 5, 2013) (Beistline, J.)

A district court upheld DOI's approval of oil spill response plans an oil company submitted for drilling operations in the Chukchi and Beaufort Seas. Despite environmental groups' arguments to the contrary, an environmental review was not required under NEPA since the approvals do not constitute a m...