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Shell sues Alaska Native opponent of off-shore development

Shell Oil has sued an Alaska Native organization and other environmental groups in hopes of gaining approval of its off-shore drilling plan.

REDOIL, or Resisting Environmental Destruction on Indigenous Lands, has been involved in litigation against drilling in the Arctic Ocean. The group has yet to challenge Shell's oil spill response plan but the company says it doesn't want to wait for a lawsuit.

REDOIL and other groups, however, are challenging an Environmental Protection Agency permit that was recently issued to Shell.

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Legal Strategy Taken by Shell Is Rarely Successful (The New York Times 3/5)

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Our View: Shell draws and sues (The Anchorage Daily News 3/2)

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Alaska Natives challenge permit for offshore development (2/23)

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