Lexam's Drilling Plans In Colo. Refuge Blocked

Law360, New York (September 4, 2009, 2:37 PM EDT) -- A Colorado judge has enjoined the U.S. government from allowing Lexam Explorations Inc. to drill two 14,000-foot exploratory wells in a national wildlife refuge, siding with conservation groups that said the plan likely would do irreversible environmental damage.

Judge Walker D. Miller of the U.S. District Court for the District of Colorado granted a motion for a preliminary injunction filed in February by the San Luis Valley Ecosystem Council and the Citizens For San Luis Valley Water Protection Coalition.

The two groups sued the U.S. Fish...
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