USA: Judge refuses to halt Statoil’s provisional 1GW lease off New York

Thu Feb 16 2017, 20:38 PM

Fishermen and some local towns opposed the lease

A Washington DC judge, US District Judge Tanya Chutkan, has refused to block Statoil’s provisional 1GW lease with the Bureau of Ocean Energy Management for the Lease area OCS-A 0512 (New York). Fisheries Survival Fund and other groups had unsuccessfully argued that the project would pose a serious economic threat.