Conservation groups sue feds to halt oil project

    Anchorage, Alaska (AP) - Conservation groups are suing the Trump administration to halt the approval of a development plan for a ConocoPhillips oil project in Alaska.

    The groups say officials have underestimated the plan’s harm to local wildlife.

    Groups that filed the lawsuit Tuesday include the Sovereign Inupiat for a Living Arctic, Alaska Wilderness League, the Northern Alaska Environmental Center and the Sierra Club.

    They also say federal officials failed to provide a plan to mitigate harm to Arctic communities and public health.

    The U.S. Bureau of Land Management says it stands by its environmental analysis.

    ConocoPhillips is not named as a defendant in the lawsuit.

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