Judge Won't Stop ConocoPhillips Alaska Drilling Construction

Law360, New York (March 12, 2014, 5:22 PM EDT) -- An Alaska federal judge on Wednesday rejected a bid by residents of an Inuit village to halt ConocoPhillips Co.'s expansion of drilling operations within the National Petroleum Reserve while they challenge the permit issued by the U.S. government, saying that stopping construction now would do more harm than good.

Residents of the village of Nuiqsut, who claim the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers violated federal environmental law in issuing a permit to ConocoPhillips Alaska Inc. to fill wetlands in order to develop one of its new...
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