Alaska Energy Cos. Sue DOI Over Polar Bear Habitat

Law360, New York (March 2, 2011, 1:49 PM EST) -- A group of Alaskan oil and gas companies sued the U.S. Department of the Interior Tuesday over the agency's designation of a protected area for polar bears, saying that the defined habitat is too large and will harm Alaska's economy.

The Alaska Oil and Gas Association, a trade association of 15 companies that work in oil and gas exploration, production and transport, filed their suit in the U.S. District Court for the District of Alaska, seeking a court ruling that the habitat decision by the DOI...
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