24 Oct '11, 9pm

Obama Administration Clears Way for Wave of Industrial Offshore Oil Drilling in Arctic

For Immediate Release, October 24, 2011 Contact: Vera Pardee, (415) 436 9682 x 317 Obama Administration Clears Way for Wave of Industrial Offshore Oil Drilling in Arctic Groups Appeal One Arctic Drilling Permit as EPA Issues Another SAN FRANCISCO— The Center for Biological Diversity and allies today appealed the Environmental Protection Agency’s decision to issue Clean Air Act permits allowing Shell to drill for oil in the Arctic. The corporation’s Discoverer drillship plans to sink exploration wells in the Beaufort and Chukchi seas, off Alaska’s north coast, beginning in July 2012. The permits appealed today would authorize indefinite drilling operations and cover the Discoverer and a fleet of support vessels, including two icebreakers, an oil-spill response fleet and a supply ship. These large-scale industrial operations emit tons of pollutants into the air and water and...

Full article: http://www.biologicaldiversity.org/news/press_releases/20...

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