Description: Challenge to approval of a development plan for major oil and gas development in the National Petroleum Reserve-Alaska.
Sovereign Iñupiat for a Living Arctic v. Bureau of Land Management
Filing Date Type File Action Taken Summary 11/17/2020 Complaint Download Complaint filed. Lawsuit Challenged Development Plan for Portion of National Petroleum Reserve-Alaska. Six organizations filed a federal lawsuit in Alaska challenging BLM’s approval of the Willow Master Development Plan, which the complaint described as “a massive oil and gas development project … located within the northeastern portion of the National Petroleum Reserve-Alaska …, in an area already under stress from rapid industrialization and climate change.” The plaintiffs asserted that BLM and other federal defendants failed to comply with the National Environmental Policy Act, the Federal Land Policy and Management Act, the Endangered Species Act, and the Administrative Procedure Act.