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Interior Approves Shell’s Dangerous Drilling Exploration Plan


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Interior Approves Shell’s Dangerous Drilling Exploration Plan

WASHINGTON -

The Department of the Interior gave conditional approval of Shell’s revised Exploration Plan for oil and gas drilling in the Chukchi Sea, pending receipt of drilling permits from the Bureau of Safety and Environmental Enforcement and authorizations under the Marine Mammal Protection Act. Compared to the original 2012 version, the revision calls for more drilling equipment and predicts seven times more pollution discharges will occur directly into the ocean.

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