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Obama Administration Releases New Guidelines for Arctic Ocean Drilling


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Obama Administration Releases New Guidelines for Arctic Ocean Drilling

WASHINGTON - The Obama Administration today released new Arctic drilling standards for the Beaufort and Chukchi Seas. For the first time the standards take into account the unique challenges that come with drilling in the Arctic Ocean's harsh and remote waters.

In response Dan Ritzman, Alaska Program Director for Sierra Club's Our Wild America campaign issued the following statement.

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It's amazing how useless the Sierra club has become... I'm sure Muir would be ashamed. That said, there are no "better" regulations for the Arctic; there should be no drilling there at all. Period.


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The Sierra Club has stated here that the only way to fully protect the Arctic is to not allow any oil and gas drilling in the Arctic Ocean. This is a useful statement that their membership may appreciate and go further with to press politicians and Shell to stay out of the Arctic.
Indeed, there should be no drilling at all there. Period. New Arctic Ocean drilling standards should recognize and verify that drilling in the Arctic is out of line with responsible resource management.