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Oil Change International Response to Latest Shell Arctic Drilling Permit Approval

WASHINGTON - In response to the Department of Interior’s Bureau of Safety and Environmental Enforcement (BSEE) conditional approval for Royal Dutch Shell to drill in the Chukchi Sea offshore Alaska, Stephen Kretzmann, Executive Director of Oil Change International, released the following statement:

“The Obama Administration should put Shell out of its misery. They have wasted billions on the hunt for unburnable carbon and wreaked havoc on everything they come in contact with in their Arctic exploits. This is obviously a disappointing approval, but at least the Administration made it clear that Shell cannot actually drill for oil until or unless the Fennica, its latest piece of damaged equipment, makes it back from repairs in Portland. Even then, they will need another permit from the administration. Now all eyes are on Portland as Kayakativists converge on the City of Roses for Round 2 of the People vs. Shell.”


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