30 Sep '11, 4pm

Green coalition files lawsuit over U.S. Arctic drilling approval #arctic #drilling

30 Sep 2011: Green Coalition Files Lawsuit Over U.S. Arctic Drilling Approval A coalition of environmental groups and Alaska natives has filed a lawsuit challenging U.S. approval of Shell Oil’s plans to drill off the Alaska coast . The lawsuit — led by Earthjustice, the Alaska Wilderness As the Far North Melts, Calls Grow for Arctic Treaty Last year's Gulf spill was a warning of what could happen as melting sea ice opens the Arctic Ocean to drilling, Ed Struzik wrote. Many experts argue that the time has come to adopt an Arctic Treaty. READ THE e360 REPORT League, and the Natural Resource Defense Council — alleges that Shell’s plans to drill three exploratory wells in the Beaufort and Chukchi seas next year lack an adequate response in the case of an oil spill. “Allowing Shell to drill when it has no credible plan to cleanup an oil spill in the Arctic’s icy waters, and ins...

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