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Press Release April 3, 2023

Federal Judge Allows Construction to Proceed in ConocoPhillips’ Willow Project in Alaska

Judge denies environmentalists’ motion for preliminary injunction

Document April 3, 2023

Willow PI Denial

Federal judge allows construction to proceed in ConocoPhillips’ Willow Project in Alaska.

A Conoco-Phillips drill site in the Western Arctic.
(ConocoPhillips Company)
Article March 16, 2023

The Willow Project Has Been Approved. Now What?

The system that greenlights oil-drilling on public lands is broken. Here’s how to fix it and avoid more carbon bombs.

Caribou graze near fossil fuel pipelines in Alaska’s Western Arctic in the Lake Teshekpuk area. (Kiliii Yuyan for Earthjustice)
Article March 16, 2023

There’s a Biodiversity Crisis, and Oil and Gas Are Making It Worse

The web of life is in danger of collapsing, due in large part to climate change, pollution, and habitat destruction caused by the fossil fuel industry. We’re working to protect species from these threats.

Press Release March 15, 2023

Grupos Presentan Demanda Para Detener El Proyecto Willow Oil En El Ártico Occidental De Alaska

La revisión ambiental de la administración no tuvo en cuenta el impacto climático total del proyecto

Press Release March 15, 2023

Conservation groups sue to stop the Willow Oil Project in Alaska’s Western Arctic

Administration’s environmental review failed to account for project’s full climate impact

Document March 15, 2023

Earthjustice Willow Complaint

Conservation groups sue to stop the Willow Oil Project in Alaska’s Western Arctic

Fossil fuel pipelines crossing the Western Arctic in Alaska. (Kiliii Yuyan for Earthjustice)
Update March 13, 2023

Biden Administration Says Yes to the Willow Project. We’ll See Them in Court.

The administration has approved the massive Willow Arctic oil drilling project, which would threaten the climate and the Western Arctic.

Press Release March 13, 2023

Earthjustice Reacts to Biden Administration’s Approval of Willow Project in Alaska

Decision greenlights a carbon bomb and opens decades of oil drilling in Western Arctic

Press Release February 1, 2023

Earthjustice Responds to Biden Administration Decision Advancing ConocoPhillips’ Willow Project

Oil-and-gas drilling plan would transform irreplaceable Arctic ecosystem into a carbon bomb

In the News: Bloomberg News January 27, 2023

Biden Faces Climate Litmus Test on ConocoPhillips’s Alaska Oil Project

Abigail Dillen, President, Earthjustice: “The decision on this project is a bellwether of whether we’re actually going to do something serious about climate in time or whether we are just pretending.”

Press Release July 8, 2022

Earthjustice Responds to Biden Administration’s Environmental Review for Massive Alaska Oil Drilling Project

ConocoPhillips’ Willow plan, which would emit massive levels of CO2, still moving toward approval despite climate impacts

A Conoco-Phillips drill site in the Western Arctic.
(ConocoPhillips Company)
Article March 10, 2022

Court Ices Dangerous Arctic Drilling Plan

Our court victory in the Arctic underscores that the law is a powerful tool in stopping climate-wrecking projects.

Press Release March 9, 2022

140+ Organizations and Businesses Urge Biden Administration to Reject ConocoPhillips’ Dangerous Willow Project

Letter comes on top of 200,000 individual comments submitted in opposition to massive oil project

Press Release February 4, 2022

Earthjustice Responds to BLM Announcement Seeking Public Comment on Giant Arctic Drilling Proposal

ConcoPhillips’ proposed Willow Project is at odds with climate targets that we can’t afford to miss

In the News: E&E News January 7, 2022

Will Biden’s oil plans unleash an Arctic ‘carbon bomb’?

Jeremy Lieb, Attorney, Alaska Office, Earthjustice: “The federal government has an obligation and the authority to restrict oil and gas activity in the reserve to protect other resources, including the climate. The science is clear that the world can’t afford to develop even a small portion of that oil.”

A bowhead whale and calf surface in the Arctic Ocean.
(Amelia Brower / NOAA)
feature October 20, 2021

Northern Fights

By land and by sea, America’s Arctic is under attack. Earthjustice is fighting on multiple fronts to protect this irreplaceable region and keep the Arctic’s fossil fuels in the ground.

Press Release: Victory October 20, 2021

Decision Shutting Down Western Arctic Oil and Gas Project Will Not Be Appealed

Biden administration will not continue to defend oil and gas drilling plan in court