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Court Upholds Wyoming Drilling Permits

Law360 (April 1, 2009, 12:00 AM EDT) -- Natural gas projects in the wilds of central Wyoming will be plunging ahead now that a federal judge has dismissed two suits challenging drilling permits the U.S. government issued to several oil companies, including Anadarko Petroleum Corp.

Judge Richard J. Leon of the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia granted summary judgment to the defendants Wednesday, ruling that the government adequately considered the environmental impacts and complied with environmental laws before permitting the 2,000-well project.

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