Skip to comments.EPA issues final air permit to Shell Offshore Inc. for Arctic oil and gas exploration.
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 Shells 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
EPAs 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 ...