5th Circuit Dismisses Groups' Appeal Over Offshore Drilling Permits

5th Circuit Dismisses Groups' Appeal Over Offshore Drilling Permits

NEW ORLEANS - An appeal by three environmental groups seeking to vacate an amended judgment that requires the U.S. government to act upon six offshore drilling permits within 30 days was dismissed by a Fifth Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals panel on May 22, after it found that the groups would not be harmed by the ruling because it applies only to the permits at issue in the underlying litigation (Ensco Offshore Company, et al. v. Kenneth Salazar, et al., No. 11-30491, 5th Cir.). Subscribers may view the opinion available within the full update.

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