Shell Clears Another Hurdle to Begin Exploring Chukchi

Shell oil company has cleared another hurdle in its quest to explore for oil off Alaska’s northwest coast.  Alaska Sen. Mark Begich (D) said on Thursday that the Environmental Protection Agency approved Shell’s air quality permit for exploration in the
Chukchi Sea. The permit is one of the last administrative steps needed before final approval for drilling in the Chukchi is granted.

The Associated Press

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