Court rules against conservation groups fighting the ConocoPhillips Alaskan oil drilling plan



ConocoPhillips scored another win in its effort to explore for oil in the northern reaches of the Arctic.

A federal appeals court ruled this week that the company can move ahead with its early stage construction this winter season at the controversial Willow oil project in Alaska. Conservation groups had gone to court to stop the construction but the U.S. 9th Circuit Court of Appeals denied their emergency motions reported the Anchorage Daily News.

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