Shell Steps Closer to Arctic Drilling

Belli, Brita
September 2011
E THIS WEEK;9/18/2011, p7
The article reports on the air quality approval given to Shell Oil Co. drilling vessel for oil exploration in Alaska's northwest coast by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). It states Shell Oil Co.'s current exploration plan calls for drilling up to three exploratory wells in the Chukchi Sea and two in the Beaufort Sea in 2012. It states the environmental groups have been against offshore drilling as it can cause irreversible damage to the environment.


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