DOJ Asks Court to Toss Alaska's Drilling Ban Suit

Law360, New York (November 8, 2010, 2:08 PM EST) -- The U.S. Department of Justice is asking a federal court to toss a lawsuit filed by the state of Alaska accusing the U.S. Department of the Interior of issuing an illegal ban on exploratory oil drilling in the Arctic.

In a filing with the U.S. District Court for the District of Alaska on Friday, the DOJ argued both that the court lacks jurisdiction over the state's suit and that Alaska lacks standing to challenge statements by the Interior Department on an incomplete application for a permit...
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