It created quite an outcry when the trump Administration overturned an Obama-era ban on most drilling in the Arctic.
The Executive Order lifting the ban was signed back in April of 2017.
The League of Conservation Voters believed that that executive order could not withstand a legal challenge and so they filed suit.
They won their case yesterday–and though the trump Administration is almost sure to appeal Judge Sharon Gleason’s order–the planning for drilling in some extremely environmentally-sensitive areas has come to a screeching halt.
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