US government sued over deep-sea mining

The Center for Biological Diversity has filed a lawsuit against the US government over its first approval of large-scale deep-sea mining. It said this was the first major legal challenge to the emerging deep-sea mining industry.

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Map showing the United States exclusive economic zone, the largest in the world

The lawsuit targets the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), and specifically two exploration permits that were issued to OMCO Seabed Exploration, a subsidiary of defence contractor