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Judges say Arctic offshore lease sale was flawed

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ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — A federal appeals court has ruled that federal regulators conducted inadequate environmental studies before selling $2.7 billion in petroleum leases off Alaska's northwest coast. The decision could affect leases acquired in 2008 by Royal Dutch Shell in the Chukchi (chuk-CHEE') Sea. The company is considering additional exploratory drilling there this year. A...

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