30 Sep '11, 4pm

Lawsuit Filed to Stop Shell's Arctic Oil Drilling

Royal Dutch Shell Oil may have gotten the Obama administration to approve the most aggressive Arctic drilling proposal in US history, but not without a challenge. A coalition of native and conservation groups filed suit against the Bureau of Ocean Energy Management, Regulation, and Enforcement's (BOEMRE) over its decision to allow offshore oil drilling in Arctic's Beaufort Sea. In granting the permit, BOEMRE said it "found no evidence that the proposed action would significantly affect the quality of the human environment." Yet, U.S. Coast Guard officials have repeatedly explained the resources to clean up an oil spill in the Arctic Ocean simply don't exist. This summer, Commandant Admiral Robert Papp told Congress the federal government has "zero" spill response capability in the Arctic." The lawsuit filed against the Obama administration argues Shell shouldn't have been ...

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