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EPA issues final air permit to Shell Offshore Inc. for Arctic oil and gas exploration.
yosemite.epa ^ | 10/21/2011 | Suzanne Skadowski, EPA Public Affairs

Posted on 10/22/2011 8:23:51 PM PDT by Rabin

(Seattle - Oct. 21, 2011) Today, EPA Region 10 issued a final air permit to Shell Offshore Inc. for oil and gas exploration drilling in the Alaska Arctic. This air permit is one of several federal authorizations Shell needs to explore for oil and gas on the Outer Continental Shelf in the Beaufort Sea starting in July 2012.

The permit authorizes air pollutant emissions during Shell’s exploration drilling with the Kulak drill rig and a support fleet of icebreakers, oil spill response vessels, and supply ships for up to 120 days each year…EPA’s final permit significantly reduces the potential air pollution from Shell's drilling operations and protects the National Ambient Air Quality Standards.

(Excerpt) Read more at yosemite.epa.gov ...


TOPICS: Heated Discussion
KEYWORDS: alaskaarctic; epa; oil; oilandgas; shelloffshore
Ifn this regulatory salvation is a harbinger of our future; sharpen your forks. We are done. Rab
1 posted on 10/22/2011 8:23:55 PM PDT by Rabin
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