Bloomberg Law
March 17, 2023, 4:04 PM

Court Asked to Halt ConocoPhillips’s Work on Alaska Oil Project

Jennifer A. Dlouhy
Jennifer A. Dlouhy
Bloomberg News

Environmentalists and an indigenous group asked an Alaska-based federal district court to block ConocoPhillips from conducting work on its $8 billion Willow oil development while they challenge the Biden administration’s approval of the project.

  • Motions for a preliminary injunction were filed in two related cases, arguing that plaintiffs, including Alaska Natives who live near the site, would be irreparably harmed if work isn’t halted
  • “Mining for gravel requires blasting” and the “noise from construction this year will have a direct effect on wildlife and people,” the Center for Biological Diversity and other groups say in their motion for a preliminary ...