The U.S. Department of Interior has lodged an appeal to a federal court decision that stopped the reopening of portions of Alaska’s Arctic waters to oil and gas drilling.
In March, U.S. District Court Judge Sharon Gleason ruled that Trump exceeded his authority when he issued an executive order undoing protection put in place by Barack Obama on oil leasing in large parts of the Beaufort and Chukchi seas.
The decision of the Alaska District court has delayed development of a new five-year offshore leasing plan.
The case will now go to the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals. Read on.
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