US judge denies effort to stop drilling auction in Arctic refuge
JANUARY 6, 2021 04:01
A federal judge in Alaska on Tuesday ruled that the Trump administration's planned auction of oil drilling leases in the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge could proceed as planned on Wednesday.
The order by US District Judge Sharon Gleason comes after environmental groups and indigenous people of northeastern Alaska sought a preliminary injunction to block the sale in the ecologically sensitive area.
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