NATIVE VILLAGE OF NUIQSUT, et al. V. BUREAU OF LAND MANAGEMENT, et al, and CONOCOPHILLIPS ALASKA, INC.
A federal court has decided that the Bureau of Land Management’s environmental review of ConocoPhillips’ recent oil and gas exploration properly considered the exploration’s effects on caribou and other environmental issues. The decision stems from a lawsuit brought by an Alaskan tribe and several environmental groups. [To accompany Federal Case Law Update "ConocoPhillips Alaska Oil Exploration to go Forward" from Brooks Animal Law Digest Issue No. 14]