Description: Challenge to environmental review of the approval of an oil and gas exploration program in the National Petroleum Reserve-Alaska.
Sierra Club v. Bureau of Land Management
Filing Date Type File Action Taken Summary 08/25/2022 Complaint Download Complaint filed. Environmental Groups Said NEPA Analysis for Alaskan Oil and Gas Exploration Program Failed to Adequately Consider Climate Impacts. Three environmental organizations filed a lawsuit in the federal district court for the District of Alaska challenging BLM’s approval of Emerald House’s Peregrine oil and gas exploration program in the National Petroleum Reserve-Alaska. The plaintiffs asserted that BLM failed to adequately discuss and analyze the programs impacts on climate change. They contended that BLM did not assess greenhouse gas emissions that would result from eventual production and consumption if the exploration program led to such activities and that BLM had evaluated “only a fraction” of direct emissions from exploration operations.