Lawsuit filed against Gulf of Mexico oil drilling leases

Offshore Oil Rig


Environmentalists resorted to a lawsuit this week in a move to stop the Biden administration from opening up more than 73 million acres of the Gulf of Mexico to oil drilling.

Several groups filed a federal court legal challenge to the Department of Interior’s sale of oil and gas leases in unleased areas about 200 miles west of peninsular Florida according to WUSF Public Media.

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