Enviros Score Partial Win In Alaska Oil Exploration Suit

Law360, Washington (May 29, 2013, 1:33 PM EDT) -- An Alaska federal judge granted a partial win Tuesday to an Alaskan tribe and two environmental groups challenging the National Marine Fisheries Service's approval of high-intensity seismic oil and gas exploration at Cook Inlet, saying the agency failed to properly determine the project's impact on an endangered whale species.

U.S. District Judge Sharon L. Gleason nixed portions of the Chickaloon Native Village, Natural Resource Defense Council and Center for Biological Diversity's motion for summary judgment, but requested additional briefing on how she should resolve issues stemming...
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