Enviros Won't End Fight Over Shell's Alaska Drilling Plans

Law360, New York (July 20, 2012, 1:38 PM EDT) -- Environmental groups on Thursday urged a federal judge to immediately certify his retention of preemptive challenge by two Royal Dutch Shell PLC units to potential suits seeking to block their Alaskan oil exploration activities, so the groups can appeal the ruling to the Ninth Circuit.

The groups, which include Greenpeace, Sierra Club and the Center for Biological Diversity Inc., claim that U.S. District Judge Ralph R. Beistline's June 26 denial of their dismissal motion is the first time a federal court ruled that the Declaratory Judgment...
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