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Sierra Club Responds To President Obama’s Decision To Grant Conditional Approval To Shell To Drill In The Arctic


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Sierra Club Responds To President Obama’s Decision To Grant Conditional Approval To Shell To Drill In The Arctic

WASHINGTON - Today, President Obama granted conditional approval to Shell to begin drilling in the Chukchi Sea.

The President’s approval comes at a time when electric vehicles are being produced at a record rate and significant increases in vehicle fuel standards have been made due in large part to actions taken by the administration.

Shell previously struggled to drill in the Arctic in 2012, with the attempt ending with their rig, the Kulluk, running aground in what the U.S. Coast Guard labeled “inadequate assessment of management and risks.”

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