Shell Drops Greenpeace Suit After Halting Alaska Drill Plans

Law360, New York (March 11, 2013, 1:51 PM EDT) -- Shell Offshore Inc. on Friday asked a federal judge to dismiss its lawsuit against Greenpeace Inc. that sought to preemptively block the group from direct actions that might interfere with proposed Alaska oil explorations, saying it has paused its oil hunting for the time being.

The move came about a week and a half after the company said it was halting its Alaska drilling plans for 2013 following the technical and safety problems that have beset the Shell Noble Discoverer vessel it planned to use for...
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