This Note examines the main statutes governing the Outer Continental Shelf (OCS) leasing process, including their interpretation by the courts. The interests of affected states and indigenous people, as well as how courts have minimized these voices will be explored, focusing on the state of Alaska. Finally, this Note argues for statutory reform as well as a change in the leasing process to increase state and indigenous participation.
Jonathan Schirmer, Are We Out of the Woods Yet? Arctic Leasing Reform in the Trump Administration, 41 SEATTLE U. L. REV. 673 (2018).