10 Aug '11, 10pm

Feds Surrender, Approve Oil Drilling In Arctic Waters | Care2 Causes

Feds Surrender, Approve Oil Drilling In Arctic Waters | Care2 Causes

Despite multiple assertions from President Obama and Secretary Ken Salazar to the contrary, the Department of Interior recently announced that the Shell oil company would be permitted to drill in Alaska’s Beaufort sea. “Shell executives say that the climate for negotiations has since improved and that the E.P.A. is moving the process along at a faster pace,” reports the New York Times. “They also complimented the Bureau of Ocean Energy, Management, Regulation and Enforcement for moving quickly in submitting data to a federal court in Alaska in a lawsuit challenging Shell’s 2008 lease sale in the Chukchi Sea, west of the Beaufort in the Arctic.” In 2010, Arctic exploration and drilling permits were suspended following the catastrophic BP oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico last year. Environmentalists and ocean scientists have asserted that an underwater oil spill in the freezi...

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