Obama administration approves Shell to resume Arctic oil drilling

May 12, 2015 by  
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Just months after protecting 12.3 million acres of Alaskan wilderness from drilling, the Obama administration has given Shell the green light to drill for oil in Arctic waters off Alaska’s coast. We reported last month that the request was pending review from the Interior Department and CNN reports that the a statement issued grants conditional approval to allow Shell to start drilling in the Chukchi Sea. Shell will be able to resume drilling as soon as it meets several environmental conditions, which include an assessment of the impact on endangered species, as well as a approval by state agencies. The agency said the drilling wouldn’t happen without “rigorous safety standards” and a long review process. Read the rest of Obama administration approves Shell to resume Arctic oil drilling Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: alaska oil drilling , drilling off alaska coast approved , obama administration approves shell driilling off alaska , obama approves artic oil drilling

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