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Obama Imperils Arctic, Ignores Public Outcry by Approving Shell’s Drilling Permits


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Obama Imperils Arctic, Ignores Public Outcry by Approving Shell’s Drilling Permits

ANCHORAGE, Alaska - The Obama administration today gave Shell the last permit it needs to begin controversial and dangerous oil drilling in the Chukchi Sea off Alaska, despite strong public opposition and continuing failures of the company’s equipment. Shell’s first attempt to explore for oil in the Arctic Ocean ended with the embarrassing grounding of its drillship in 2012, and last week Shell’s critical icebreaker was sent back to Oregon to repair a large gash in its hull.

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