Center for Biological Diversity v. Bernhardt

ELR Citation: 50 ELR 20259
No(s). 18-73400 (9th Cir. Dec 7, 2020)

The Ninth Circuit vacated the Bureau of Ocean Energy Management’s (BOEM’s) approval of an offshore drilling and production facility in the Beaufort Sea. Environmental groups argued that BOEM violated NEPA by arbitrarily and capriciously estimating the environmental consequences of the alternativ...