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Shell Asks To Join Dispute Over Oil Shale Rules

Law360 (February 17, 2009, 12:00 AM EST) -- Shell Frontier Oil & Gas Inc. is looking to have a say as a defendant in a lawsuit brought by conservation groups challenging the Bush administration’s rules aiming to spur oil shale development because of a concern that the fossil fuel could threaten water resources and wildlife in Colorado and other Western states.

The oil company, which holds several oil shale research, development and demonstration leases governed by the oil shale rules, asked the U.S. District Court for the District of Colorado on Thursday to allow...
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