05 Aug '11, 4pm

Challenges Ahead on Arctic Drilling: Even if the federal government grants Shell all of the permits that are nee...

Royal Dutch Shell A long process: a vessel collecting seismic data for Shell in the Beaufort Sea in 2009. As John Broder and I report in The New York Times , Shell won a big victory by gaining conditional approval from the Interior Department for its plan to drill for oil in the Beaufort Sea off the North Slope of Alaska. The decision takes the company a giant step closer to drilling oil wells in the Arctic after five years of trying to break through court and regulatory hurdles. But the battle is not over, and environmentalists will surely redouble their efforts. Shell executives say that their discussions with the White House, Interior Department, Environmental Protection Agency and other agencies have gone extremely well in recent weeks, reflecting a will by the Obama administration to move forward — perhaps because thousands of jobs are at stake and consumers are upset...

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