NRDC Asks 9th Circ. To Block Shell Offshore Drilling

Law360, New York (January 22, 2010, 3:37 PM EST) -- A coalition of environmental and Alaska native groups that includes the Sierra Club and the Natural Resources Defense Council is calling on a federal appeals court to put a stop to plans by Shell Oil Corp. to drill off the coast of Alaska.

The cohort filed a petition with the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit Tuesday asking for a review of a December decision by the U.S. Department of the Interior to approve Shell's plan to drill in Alaska's Chukchi Sea.

The groups...
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