NEW ORLEANS - A motion to commence discovery under Federal Rule of Civil Procedure 26(f) filed by seven environmental groups against an energy company over an underwater oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico that has been going on since 2004 was denied Oct. 2 by a federal magistrate judge in Louisiana, after she found that the group failed to present a narrowly tailored request for information to rebut the company's pending motion to dismiss (Apalachicola Riverkeeper, et al. v. Taylor Energy Company LLC, No. 12-0337 Section "E," E.D. La.; 2012 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 142448).