ALASKA INDUSTRIAL DEVELOPMENT AND EXPORT AUTHORITY, et al. and STATE OF ALASKA v. JOSEPH R. BIDEN, JR. and NATIVE VILLAGE OF VENETIE TRIBAL GOVERNMENT, et al.
The U.S. District Court for the District of Alaska ruled that the Biden administration may lawfully impose a temporary moratorium on implementation of the oil and gas leasing program on the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge's Coastal Plain authorized by Congress in 2017, rejecting contentions from the State of Alaska, the Alaska Industrial Development and Export Authority, and other plaintiffs that President Biden and the Department of Interior exceeded their authority in issuing Executive Order 13990. U.S. District Judge Sharon Gleason dismissed all claims against the Biden administration and federal agencies with prejudice.
[To accompany Case Law Update "Federal Court Rules that Biden Administration May Impose Moratorium on Drilling in ANWR" from Brooks Animal Law Digest Issue No. 202]