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Oil Trade Group Sues Over Polar Bear Critical Habitat
Posted on 4 Mar 2011 by LexisNexis Litigation Resource Community Staff

ANCHORAGE, Alaska - (AP) An Alaska petroleum industry trade group has sued the federal government over its designation of 187,157 square miles as polar bear critical habitat, claiming it covers too much territory and could cost tens of millions or more... Read More

Native Groups Sue Over Polar Bear Critical Habitat
Posted on 16 May 2011 by LexisNexis Litigation Resource Community Staff

ANCHORAGE, Alaska - (AP) Alaska Native groups challenged the federal government's designation of critical habitat for threatened polar bears on the state's oil-rich North Slope in a lawsuit filed Friday. The Arctic Slope Regional Corp., North... Read More

Judge Halts Oil, Gas Development On Chukchi Sea
Posted on 22 Jul 2010 by LexisNexis Litigation Resource Community Staff

ANCHORAGE, Alaska - (AP) A federal judge on Wednesday stopped companies from developing oil and gas wells on billions of dollars in leases off Alaska's northwest coast, saying the federal government failed to follow environmental law before it sold... Read More

Government Hopes New Drilling Moratorium Can Survive
Posted on 13 Jul 2010 by LexisNexis Litigation Resource Community Staff

WASHINGTON, D.C. - (AP) Rebuffed twice by the courts, the Obama administration is taking another crack at a moratorium on deep-water drilling, stressing new evidence of safety concerns and no longer basing the moratorium on water depth. But those who... Read More

Environmental Group To File Lawsuit Over Southern California Frog
Posted on 2 May 2011 by LexisNexis Litigation Resource Community Staff

LOS ANGELES - (AP) An environmental group says it plans to file a lawsuit against the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service on allegations that the agency failed to develop a recovery plan for the endangered Southern California mountain yellow-legged frog. The... Read More