09 Aug '11, 12pm

Arctic open for exploitation: Obama administration grants Shell approval to drill ~ #Eco #artic #oil #energy #politics

Arctic open for exploitation: Obama administration grants Shell approval to drill ~ #Eco #artic #oil #energy #politics

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