September 29, 2023

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, the Department of the Interior released a proposed five-year plan for offshore drilling. The proposal includes three lease sales in 2025, 2027, and 2029.

October 20, 2022

The Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM) announced next steps for oil and gas leasing on the Outer Continental Shelf (OCS) per provisions outlined in the Inflation Reduction Act (IRA), including a proposed notice of sale for Lease Sale 259 in the Gulf of Mexico and the final Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) for Cook Inlet.

September 15, 2022

Washington, DC – The Department of the Interior has announced that it will reinstate leases for offshore drilling in the Gulf of Mexico.

August 30, 2022

The DC Circuit Court of Appeals ruled today that the Trump administration unlawfully auctioned off millions of acres to oil companies in two 2018 Gulf of Mexico lease sales. Reversing a lower court’s decision, the appellate court held that the federal officials arbitrarily relied on inadequate environmental analyses of the sales’ effects and relied on incorrect assumptions about the sufficiency of safety regulations, violating a bedrock environmental law.

July 1, 2022

Biden administration’s draft five year plan spares communities in 2022, but lays out plans for up to 11 lease sales in the coming years

May 12, 2022

The Biden administration’s Department of the Interior announced last night that it will not hold three planned lease sales for offshore drilling in the Gulf of Mexico and off the coast of Alaska.

February 7, 2022

After Court Victory, 310 Groups Urge Interior Department to Halt Permit Approvals That Rely on Same Faulty Analysis Rejected in Ruling

January 27, 2022

The D.C. District Court invalidated the Department of Interior's decision to offer 80 million acres in the Gulf of Mexico for oil and gas leasing, marking a pivotal victory in the fight to defend Gulf communities and the planet from the worsening climate crisis.

November 16, 2021

Today, as the Biden Administration offers more than 80 million acres of the Gulf of Mexico for oil and gas leasing, Gulf and environmental groups vow to continue their legal challenge to stop this commitment to decades of greenhouse gas emissions.

October 3, 2021

A major oil spill off the Orange County coast has reportedly spilled at least 126,000 gallons of oil into coastal waters and local wetlands.

June 16, 2021

Monroe, LA— Yesterday, a federal judge temporarily blocked the Biden administration's pause on new oil and gas leasing on public lands and offshore. The court’s preliminary injunction, which applies to Department of the Interior leasing nationwide, harms efforts to rapidly transition the nation away from fossil fuels and stave off the worst effects of climate change, including catastrophic droughts, floods and wildfires.

March 24, 2021

Washington, DC— Today, the Department of the Interior is hosting the first public forum on the agency’s oil and gas leasing program. The panel comes during the Biden administration’s pause on new leasing offshore and on public lands, and will bring together stakeholders from across the country to discuss impacts of the current leasing system.