Court puts Shell's Beaufort Sea drilling plan on hold

Shell’s offshore exploration plan for the drilling multiple exploration wells over 3 years in the Beaufort sea ran up against another set back today after the 9th circuit court upheld an earlier ruling saying that the Minerals Management Service did not take a “hard look” at impacts to bowhead whales, other marine mammals and the centuries old subsistence practices of the North Slope Inupiaq people.

Lori Townsend, APRN – Anchorage

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