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Natives, Conservationists Sue to Block Chukchi Sea Oil Leasing

Natives, Conservationists Sue to Block Chukchi Sea Oil Leasing

JUNEAU, Alaska, February 1, 2008 (ENS) – A coalition of Alaska natives and conservation groups filed a lawsuit in federal court Thursday challenging oil drilling in the Chukchi Sea, which lies above the Arctic Circle between Alaska and Russia. Thirty million acres of polar bear, walrus, and whale habitat in the Chukchi Sea are scheduled…