Gallery: Obama Administration to Scrutinize Shell’s Arctic Drilling Pla...


Anti-Arctic oil drilling campaigners sighed with relief yesterday as Shell’s Kulluk oil rig (which ran aground in Alaska with some 140,000 gallons of diesel on board) was safely towed away. The ordeal highlighted the complications associated with drilling under the Beaufort and Chukchi seas and Shell’s lack of preparedness to do so. Responding duly to a series of mishaps in the harsh but fragile environment, Department of Interior Secretary Ken Salazar has launched a six month investigation to scrutinize Shell’s arctic drilling plan.

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