Shell Gets Conditional Drilling Approval

The federal government has given conditional approval to Shell’s plan to drill exploratory wells in the Beaufort Sea.  The company wants to drill up to four shallow wells there starting next July. Environmental groups are calling it a “dangerous and disappointing leap” toward offshore drilling in the arctic.

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