Salazar Allows Exploratory Drilling In Alaska's Chukchi Sea

Lobsenz, George
December 2009
Energy Daily;12/8/2009, p3
The article reports on the decision of the agency of U.S. Interior Secretary Ken Salazar to give conditional approval to plans by Shell to drill three exploratory wells in the Chukchi Sea. The decision came despite pressure form environmentalists to prevent oil and gas development in the Alaska offshore area. Salazar cited the country's commitment to reducing its dependence on foreign oil as the reason for the decision.


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