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Beaufort Sea

Alaska Eskimo Whaling Comm'n v. U.S. Environmental Protection Agency

ELR Case

The Ninth Circuit granted in part and denied in part a petition challenging an NPDES permit authorizing oil and gas exploration facilities' discharge of 13 waste streams into the Beaufort Sea. The petition was filed by the Alaska Eskimo...

Alaska Wilderness League v. Jewell

ELR Case

The Ninth Circuit upheld the Bureau of Safety and Environmental Enforcement's (BSEE's) approval of oil spill response plans for an oil company's leases in the Beaufort and Chukchi Seas on Alaska's Arctic coast. Several environmental...

78 FR 75488

ELR Federal Agency Update

Alaska Wilderness League v. United States Environmental Protection Agency

ELR Case

The Ninth Circuit upheld the dismissal of an environmental group's challenge to a CAA permit that allows an oil company to conduct "pollutant emitting activities" associated with a drilling vessel in the Beaufort Sea off Alaska's North...

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

ELR Case

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...

Native Village of Point Hope v. Salazar

ELR Case

The Ninth Circuit dismissed environmental and Alaska Native groups' petitions challenging the Bureau of Ocean Energy Management's (BOEM's) approval of an oil company's exploration plan to drill in the Beaufort Sea. BOEM's decision...