Suit Over DOI's Nixing Of Drilling Leases Time-Barred

Law360, New York (September 2, 2010, 1:08 PM EDT) -- A federal judge has sided with the federal government in a suit brought by a group of energy companies against the U.S. Department of the Interior seeking to overturn the cancellation of 77 oil and gas drilling leases in Utah, saying the companies' claims are time-barred.

Judge Dee Benson of the U.S. District Court for the District of Utah ruled Wednesday that Impact Energy Resources LLC and two other energy producers missed the deadline by about a week for filing their suit challenging Interior Secretary Ken...
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