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Earthjustice Statement on Shell, ConocoPhillips Abandoning Leases for Oil Drilling in Arctic Ocean


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Earthjustice Statement on Shell, ConocoPhillips Abandoning Leases for Oil Drilling in Arctic Ocean

ANCHORAGE, Ak. - Government documents made public today show that Shell and several other oil companies have relinquished nearly all their leases in the Chukchi Sea, part of the Arctic Ocean. The documents, which came as a result of a Freedom of Information Request made by Oceana, reveal that the companies together abandoned more than 350 leases, with Shell retaining just one in the Chukchi, and Spanish company Repsol holding onto 93 leases. Shell also retains leases in the adjoining Beaufort Sea.

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