Ninth Circuit rescinds decision against Beaufort and Chukchi oil exploration

Last November, the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals concluded the federal Minerals Management Service (MMS) improperly granted oil company Shell permission for exploratory drilling in the Beaufort Sea. But this past Friday, the Court rescinded that decision following a review requested by the corporation. A revised ruling will be issued by the court, but no deadline for the report has been offered, and judges offered no indication as to the content of a new ruling.

The Associated Press

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