Description: Lawsuit seeking to compel federal defendants to proceeding with onshore and offshore oil and gas lease sales.
American Petroleum Institute v. U.S. Department of the Interior
Filing Date Type File Action Taken Summary 08/16/2021 Complaint Download Complaint filed. Trade Groups Filed New Lawsuit Challenging Moratorium on Federal Oil and Gas Lease Sales. American Petroleum Institute and other national, international, and regional trade groups filed a lawsuit in federal district court in Louisiana seeking to compel federal defendants to proceed with onshore and offshore oil and gas lease sales. The trade groups alleged that the defendants had implemented a moratorium on the lease sales in violation of the Administrative Procedure Act, the Mineral Leasing Act, the Federal Land Policy and Management Act, the Outer Continental Shelf Lands Act, and NEPA.