Four Environmental Groups have filed a lawsuit in a Washington, DC, federal court on Monday, objecting the deep-sea drilling leases sale in the Gulf by the BOEM (Bureau of Ocean Energy Management).
The suit says the government agency failed to fully address the risks to the environment and wildlife from crude oil spills such as 2010 Deepwater Horizon disaster.
According to the suit, BOEM authorities didn’t abide by the National Environmental Policy Act as it failed to find out the impacts of Gulf oil spill on ecology and wildlife.
Defenders of Wildlife, Oceana, Center for Biological Diversity and Natural Resources Defense Council are the plaintiffs in the case.
BOEM declined to comment on the case.