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Department of the Interior Approves Shell’s Risky Arctic Exploration Plan


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Department of the Interior Approves Shell’s Risky Arctic Exploration Plan

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ANCHORAGE, Alaska - The U.S. Department of the Interior’s Bureau of Ocean Energy Management announced approval today for Shell’s plan to drill in the Arctic Ocean’s Chukchi Sea starting in July.

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We could have used that support when Obama appointed Sally Jewell, an ex-Exxon Mobil employee, to Sec. of the Interior. Even after she left Exxon Mobil’s direct employment, Jewell worked for a banking group that financed opening green field sites. Once Obama gets someone in office like Jewell, not only mostly unchallenged, but even praised by some environmental groups, it becomes nearly impossible to reverse these trends.