Big Oil and Environmentalists Sue the Government Over Offshore Drilling Plans

Big Oil and Environmentalists Sue the Government Over Offshore Drilling Plans

Norway’s Top Oilfield Could Hit Peak Production by Year-End The U.S. oil industry and climate activists on Monday filed lawsuits against the federal government challenging its lease sale plans for the Gulf of Mexico. While Big Oil is attacking the government for curbing the acreage to be made available to drillers, environmentalists are challenging the very existence of those plans. "Demand for affordable, reliable energy is only growing, yet this administration has used every tool at its disposal to restrict …