9th Circ. Nixes Shell's Arctic Drilling Plan
In a 57-page split opinion, the Ninth Circuit's majority rejected the U.S. Department of the Interior's approval of Shell's three-year plan to drill off the Alaskan shore.
Public interest firm Earthjustice represented six conservation groups in the petition to stop the drilling, which they filed in April 2007. The groups accused the Interior Department's Minerals Management Service...
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