Enviros Can't Sink Shell's Preemptive Alaskan Drilling Suit

Law360, Washington (June 27, 2012, 1:29 PM EDT) -- An Alaska federal judge on Tuesday refused to toss a preemptive challenge by two Royal Dutch Shell PLC units to potential suits by environmental groups like Greenpeace seeking to block their Alaskan oil exploration activities.

U.S. District Judge Ralph R. Beistline denied a motion to dismiss filed by Greenpeace, Sierra Club, Center for Biological Diversity Inc. and other environmental groups, who claimed Shell Gulf of Mexico Inc. and Shell Offshore Inc. failed to present a controversy in their suit against the groups, which attempts to thwart...
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