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Obama Administration Takes Up Shell Arctic Ocean Drilling Plan


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Obama Administration Takes Up Shell Arctic Ocean Drilling Plan

WASHINGTON - Today the Obama administration began consideration of a plan by Shell Oil to drill in the Arctic's Chukchi Sea. The timeline set by the administration rushes the review process, allowing an initial public comment phase of just 10 days, despite the complicated challenges presented by any attempt to drill in the Arctic environment.

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

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