18 Oct '15, 11pm

Obama administration blocks new oil drilling in the Arctic

Barack Obama blocked off the prospects for future oil drilling in the Arctic on Friday, imposing new lease conditions that make it practically impossible for companies to hunt for oil in the world’s last great wilderness. The Department of Interior said it was canceling two future auctions of Arctic offshore oil leases in the Chukchi and Beaufort seas, and turned down requests from Shell and other oil companies for more time on their existing leases. FURTHER READING Record 1.85 million Brits now financing 'positive investment' Road to Paris - jargon buster The decision will come as a further blow to Shell, which invested seven years and $7bn trying to find oil in the Arctic but came up dry. The company last month walked away from its Arctic drilling, citing the “disappointing” results and regulatory uncertainty. But it was a victory for the efforts of "kayaktivists" and ot...

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