U.S. judge revokes 80 million acre Gulf of Mexico oil and gas leases

FILE PHOTO: Unused oil rigs sit in the Gulf of Mexico near Port Fourchon, Louisiana
FILE PHOTO: Unused oil rigs sit in the Gulf of Mexico near Port Fourchon, Louisiana August 11, 2010. REUTERS/Lee Celano

January 28, 2022

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) – A U.S. judge on Thursday revoked 80 million acres of Gulf of Mexico oil and gas leases for underestimating the climate impact and risks, Earthjustice, which filed the law suit, said.

(Reporting by Eric Beech and Costas Pitas)