Shell Submits Proposal for One Well in Beaufort Sea

Annie Feidt, APRN – Anchorage

Shell Alaska announced today it isn’t likely to drill exploratory wells in the Chukchi Sea next summer. But the company has submitted a proposal to the Interior Department for drilling one well in the Beaufort Sea. And in the wake of the Deepwater Horizon disaster, it will have a new containment system in Alaska to respond to a spill. But at least one environmental group says the risks are still too high.

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