Amid Continuing Energy Crisis, Environmentalist Groups Sue Biden Admin To Block More Than 3,500 Oil And Gas Permits

Amid Continuing Energy Crisis, Environmentalist Groups Sue Biden Admin To Block More Than 3,500 Oil And Gas Permits


A group of environmentalist organizations is suing the Biden administration to vacate more than 3,500 oil and gas drilling permits already approved in two states, even amidst the continuing energy crisis.

In a lawsuit filed Wednesday in the Washington, D.C., District Court, two wildlife conservation activist groups, the Center for Biological Diversity and WildEarth Guardians, as well as the environmental activist law firm Western Environmental Law Center, sued the Department of the Interior, Interior Secretary Deb Haaland and the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) Director Tracy Stone-Manning, seeking to halt the approval of more than 3,500 permits in the Permian Basin in New Mexico and the Powder River Basin in Wyoming, saying the permits violate environmental laws. Those permits constitute nearly all of the permits approved

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