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9th Circ. Nixes Shell's Arctic Drilling Plan

Law360 (November 21, 2008, 12:00 AM EST) -- The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit has vacated Shell Offshore Inc.'s drilling plan in Alaska's Beaufort Sea, citing the government's failure to analyze its environmental impact.

In a 57-page split opinion, the Ninth Circuit's majority rejected the U.S. Department of the Interior's approval of Shell's three-year plan to drill off the Alaskan shore.

Public interest firm Earthjustice represented six conservation groups in the petition to stop the drilling, which they filed in April 2007. The groups accused the Interior Department's Minerals Management Service...
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