EPA Approves Air Permits for Shell to Drill in Chukchi

The Environmental Protection Agency has granted Shell Oil the air permit it needs to start drilling in the Chukchi Sea. The permit covers emissions from the drilling rig Frontier Discoverer and all of its support vessels. Janis Hastings is the deputy director of the EPA’s office of Air, Waste, and Toxics. She says the permit put strict limits on Shell’s operations.

Anne Hillman, KUCB – Unalaska

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