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Energy company sues Crow Tribe on coal-to-liquids project

An energy company has sued the Crow Tribe of Montana in federal court.

Australian-American Energy Co. says the tribe is trying to terminate an agreement for a $7 billion coal-to-liquids plant on the reservation. The company wants an injunction to keep the tribe from taking action.

The tribe is still interested in the project but Australian-American admits that it has had trouble securing investors. The company also says the tribe hasn't met some of the conditions of the agreement, such as a water rights lease.

The lawsuit was filed in federal court in Delaware.

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