US Judge cancels GOM Lease Round 257 acreage permits

THE United States Department of Interior has said it is reviewing a decision by Judge Rudolph Contreras from the District Court for Columbia that has today cancelled 80 million acres of Gulf of Mexico acreage for oil and gas operators.

US Judge cancels GOM Lease Round 257 acreage permits US Judge cancels GOM Lease Round 257 acreage permits US Judge cancels GOM Lease Round 257 acreage permits US Judge cancels GOM Lease Round 257 acreage permits US Judge cancels GOM Lease Round 257 acreage permits

File photo: Chevron assets in the GOM

The decision was handed down in a lawsuit initiated by environmental activist group EarthJustice; lawyers for which claim approvals were given on faulty climate change disclosure and risk assessment