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Shell Moving Closer to Arctic Drilling

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Published on Apr 3, 2012

Shell is moving closer to the date when it can start drilling for oil in Arctic waters off Alaska. The company may soon get the Department of the Interior's approval and could begin operations by year's end. Shell wants to drill six exploration wells in an area that may hold as much as 26 billion barrels of oil.
The Bureau of Safety and Environmental Enforcement is reviewing the company's application for permits to drill. If it approves the application, Shell will have everything it would need to start drilling in the Arctic, said Nick Pardi, a spokesman for the bureau.
An appeals board with the Environmental Protection Agency upheld the permits on Saturday, increasing the likelihood that Shell start drilling as soon as this summer.
Environmental groups launched a failed offensive to halt Shell's plan. The EPA's air pollution permits were challenged by the Alaska Wilderness League, Center for Biological Diversity, and many other environmental organizations, but on Friday, the EPA dismissed their petition and moved the project ahead.

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