Alaska Drilling Will Harm Polar Bears: Suit

Law360, New York (January 31, 2008, 12:00 AM EST) -- Environmental groups, including the National Audubon Society, the Sierra Club, Earthjustice and an American Indian tribe, filed suit Thursday against members of the Bush administration, seeking to stop a plan for oil drilling in Alaska's Chukchi Sea.

The suit, filed in the U.S. District Court for the District of Alaska against U.S. Secretary of the Interior Dirk Kempthorne and the U.S. Minerals Management Services, among others, claims that the drilling has the potential for oil spills and will endanger the polar bears and other wildlife in...
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