Alberta-Wis. Oil Pipeline Suit Transferred To Minn.

Law360, New York (September 25, 2009, 12:37 PM EDT) -- A federal judge has sent a Sierra Club suit against the U.S. Department of State from California to Minnesota, saying that the environmental group's attempt to block the construction of an oil pipeline from Alberta to Wisconsin would be better heard in the jurisdiction with the greatest local interest.

Judge Susan Ilston granted the State Department's motion to transfer the case from the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California to the U.S. District Court for the District of Minnesota on Wednesday, finding that...
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