30 Aug '12, 7pm

Obama Ignores Huge Dangers in Approving Arctic Drilling Permit for Shell

For Immediate Release, August 30, 2012 Contact: Rebecca Noblin, (907) 274-1110 Obama Ignores Huge Dangers in Approving Arctic Drilling Permit for Shell Drilling Set to Begin Immediately Risks Massive Spills, Polar Bears, Walruses, Bowhead Whales ANCHORAGE, Alaska — The Obama administration today gave Shell Oil the initial approval to begin controversial and dangerous oil drilling in the Arctic Ocean off Alaska, despite the fact that a critical oil-spill containment vessel is still awaiting certification in Bellingham, Wash. Until now, the Arctic Ocean has largely been off limits to offshore drilling. Shell Oil is expected to begin the initial phases of exploratory drilling in the Chukchi Sea as soon as it can get its drillship in place, in the heart of habitat critical to the survival of polar bears. “By opening the Arctic to offshore oil drilling, President Obama has made...

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