Groups, Alaskan village ask court to reject appeal on offshore leases

05/28/2009 | Wall Street Journal, The

Residents of Point Hope, Alaska, have joined with environmental groups to ask a federal appeals court to block a request by the Interior Department to move ahead with part of its 2007-2012 offshore leasing plan. The action follows a request by the department for clarification of an April ruling by the court that Interior did not adequately consider the environmental effects of new offshore leases in the state.

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