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Shell Oil Lambastes Odd EPA Denial on Drilling
newsmax ^ | 4/26/2011 | By Martin Gould

Posted on 04/26/2011 2:59:28 PM PDT by tobyhill

After spending nearly $4 billion exploring, Shell Oil has been told it cannot start drilling for an estimated 27 billion gallons in the country’s most remote place — because a boat it uses might pollute the air. The Environmental Protection Agency’s appeals board denied permission for the Anglo-Dutch company to drill in the Arctic Ocean off Alaska’s northern coast, Fox News reports.

Shell did not take emissions from an icebreaking vessel into consideration when calculating so-called greenhouse gases from the project, the board said.

The closest human habitation to the proposed drilling site is the native Alaskan village of Kaktovik, with a population of 245, 70 miles away.

The oil company slammed the decision and renewed calls to stop EPA interference in drilling decisions.

“We think the issues were really not major and clearly not impactful for the communities we work in,” said Shell Vice President Pete Slaiby.

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TOPICS: News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: crushepa; democrats; drillheredrillnow; energy; envirofascism; epa; gasprices; globalwarming; globalwarminghoax; liberalfascism; obama; shelloil

1 posted on 04/26/2011 2:59:31 PM PDT by tobyhill
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To: tobyhill

So the EPA looked for any reason they could to deny the permit.


2 posted on 04/26/2011 3:01:13 PM PDT by driftdiver (I could eat it raw, but why do that when I have a fire.)
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To: tobyhill

Relax, Slaiby. Just get out your wallet. /s


3 posted on 04/26/2011 3:01:38 PM PDT by Gene Eric (*** Jesus ***)
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To: driftdiver

That is exactly what they did and then the idiot head of the EPA had the nerve to say that they aren’t responsible for gas price increase.


4 posted on 04/26/2011 3:06:02 PM PDT by tobyhill
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To: tobyhill

So much for defunding the EPA.


5 posted on 04/26/2011 3:08:33 PM PDT by pnh102 (Regarding liberalism, always attribute to malice what you think can be explained by stupidity. - Me)
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To: pnh102
Bonehead Boehner had his chance to reign them in but instead he tried to bamboozle us with phony cuts.
6 posted on 04/26/2011 3:09:55 PM PDT by tobyhill
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To: tobyhill; Bockscar; Thunder90; Dr. Bogus Pachysandra; Normandy; FreedomPoster; Para-Ord.45; ...
 


Beam me to Planet Gore !

7 posted on 04/26/2011 3:10:06 PM PDT by steelyourfaith (If it's "green" ... it's crap !!!)
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To: Gene Eric

These Luddite idealogues will not rest until our society is reduce to living like cavemen. If anyone wants to know the blueprint for the utopia these people want, get and read a copy of “The Kin of Atta”. It will all become sickeningly clear.


8 posted on 04/26/2011 3:10:37 PM PDT by 230FMJ (...from my cold, dead, fingers.)
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To: tobyhill
because a boat it uses might pollute the air.

Defund and eliminate the EPA NOW!

9 posted on 04/26/2011 3:13:03 PM PDT by Don Corleone ("Oil the gun..eat the cannoli. Take it to the Mattress.")
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To: tobyhill

The sad truth is when the international bankers take control of our resources...all this will go away


10 posted on 04/26/2011 3:15:57 PM PDT by South Dakota (shut up and drill)
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To: tobyhill

An icebreaking boat?
Aren’t there boats out there already?

End the EPA!


11 posted on 04/26/2011 3:16:09 PM PDT by Mr. Peabody
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To: tobyhill

For the Obastard administration, any excuse will do.


12 posted on 04/26/2011 3:16:29 PM PDT by Blood of Tyrants (Islam is the religion of Satan and Mohammed was his minion.)
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To: tobyhill
Buy a nuke powered icebreaker and have large generator on board to supply power in case of emergency.
13 posted on 04/26/2011 3:17:15 PM PDT by mountainlion (America land of the free because of the Brave.)
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To: 230FMJ

Correction, it’s “the Kin of Ata Are Waiting for You” by Dorothy Bryant. Utopian literature and a blueprint for where many of our “educated” fellow citizens wish to take us.


14 posted on 04/26/2011 3:17:15 PM PDT by 230FMJ (...from my cold, dead, fingers.)
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To: tobyhill
Regan has been credited with bringing down the USSR, but I have always believed that the weight of their bloated bureaucracy is what did them in. We are now traveling down the same road ..... the size and tentacles of the federal government MUST be reined in .... by attrition it should be reduced by at LEAST fifty percent.
15 posted on 04/26/2011 3:18:52 PM PDT by layman (Card Carrying Infidel)
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To: tobyhill

The “Great UnNatural Acts” Wilderness, Endangered Species, Clean Air/Water - all were designed to destroy America.

They are working as designed.

Regulation costs America 1.7 trillion bucks annually.

Repeal all such laws.

If we have them and our competitors don’t, we are doomed to ruin.


16 posted on 04/26/2011 3:19:57 PM PDT by GladesGuru (In a society predicated upon freedom, it is essential to examine principles,)
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To: tobyhill

The city of Kaktovik, Alaska


A bowhead whale is butchered on the beach in Kaktovik, Alaska.

17 posted on 04/26/2011 3:25:19 PM PDT by kcvl
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To: tobyhill

How much smoke can there be from 70 miles away on the North Pole? This is absurd.

Pray for America


18 posted on 04/26/2011 3:26:48 PM PDT by bray (The Country Club can hold THEIR noses this election)
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To: Mr. Peabody

The EPA contends that Shell's icebreaker might pollute the air.

Fox News reported the appeals board has four members, all Democrats, including Kathie Stein, whom it described as “an activist attorney for the Environmental Defense Fund.”

Environmental Appeals Board
United States Environmental Protection Agency

From left to right: Karl Coplan, Hon. Kathie Stein & Hon. Paul V. Niemeyer

19 posted on 04/26/2011 3:36:19 PM PDT by kcvl
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To: tobyhill

We are not seeing just an assault on energy in America. What we are seeing is outright war,... and the enemy is winning!


20 posted on 04/26/2011 3:39:21 PM PDT by Gritty (Local Russians shouldn't compare our Democratic Party with communism. ItÂ’s absurd.-D. Savino (D-NY))
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To: tobyhill
Shell did not take emissions from an icebreaking vessel into consideration when calculating so-called greenhouse gases from the project, the board said.

How much CO2 and pollution does the EPA generate "protecting the environment"?

The calculation should include the CO2 generated by all employee commutes as well as any CO2 generated as a result of making more money on average than people of the same credential in the general public.

21 posted on 04/26/2011 3:42:30 PM PDT by SteamShovel (The RADIATION PIMPS...are RATS)
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To: Gritty
What we are seeing is outright war

Bears repeating.

These people have pulled the pin on their eco-grenades. They are in eco-combat now, destroying everything they believe to be bad with modern life.

They are insane and have their hands on the controls...

22 posted on 04/26/2011 3:46:39 PM PDT by SteamShovel (The RADIATION PIMPS...are RATS)
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To: kcvl
From left to right: Karl Coplan, Hon. Kathie Stein & Hon. Paul V. Niemeyer

Dingbats. Why do we let them have power?

23 posted on 04/26/2011 3:48:26 PM PDT by SteamShovel (The RADIATION PIMPS...are RATS)
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To: tobyhill

States need to declare the EPA a terrorist organization and start arresting and charging them with terrorism.

The pig obuma doesn’t have enough loyalist communists to stop it.


24 posted on 04/26/2011 3:54:21 PM PDT by sergeantdave (The democrat party is a seditious organization and must be outlawed)
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To: SteamShovel

Waterkeeper Alliance

Karl Coplan
Chairman

Professor Coplan is co-director of the Environmental Litigation Clinic at Pace University. Eight years prior to joining the Pace faculty, he practiced land use and environmental litigation in New York City with the firm Berlet, Kiss & Case. Professor Coplan’s career in private practice includes numerous environmental and civil rights cases on behalf of citizens groups and plaintiffs. Two such cases were Houston v. City of Cocoa, which applied federal environmental review laws to federally financed municipal redevelopment activities designed to displace a minority community, and County of Westchester v. Town of Greenwich, which established that an airport could not cut trees on neighboring properties under a theory of prescriptive rights. Before entering private practice, he clerked for The Honorable Warren E. Burger, Chief Justice of the United States, and The Honorable Leonard I. Garth, Circuit Judge of the United States Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit.

Our Mission

Waterkeeper Alliance provides a way for communities to stand up for their right to clean water and for the wise and equitable use of water resources, both locally and globally. The vision of the Waterkeeper movement is for fishable, swimmable and drinkable waterways worldwide. Our belief is that the best way to achieve this vision is through the Waterkeeper method of grassroots advocacy.

Waterkeeper Alliance aspires to protect every major watershed around the world. We also continue to reach out and collaborate with other leading national and international environmental and public health organizations to serve the needs of our global network.

The growth of the Waterkeeper movement is a testament to the strength of our model.
From the Great Lakes to the Gulf of Mexico, the Amazon to the Ganges, Waterkeeper Alliance has become a powerful voice for the world’s waters.


25 posted on 04/26/2011 3:54:26 PM PDT by kcvl
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To: tobyhill

Welcome to tyranny. Most of We the People are so unfamiliar with it...they can’t recognize it....


26 posted on 04/26/2011 3:59:22 PM PDT by mo ("If you understand, no explanation is needed; if you do not, no explanation is possible")
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To: kcvl

A curse upon the three of them. May they rot away slowly.


27 posted on 04/26/2011 4:00:32 PM PDT by WVNan
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To: tobyhill

Shell, go public or go home.


28 posted on 04/26/2011 4:11:33 PM PDT by DungeonMaster (My dad put his arm around me like that once, to this very day he wears orthopedic shirts.)
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To: WVNan

So what do these libturds in the EPA think the owner of the icebreaker is going to do next winter? I suspect he is going to break ice with it...not saying just saying.

Then the idiots wonder why the oil speculators keep thinking that the supply of oil is going down. Go figure.
Ohaha you are a real piece of work and sadily half of America is too stupid to figure it out!


29 posted on 04/26/2011 4:59:41 PM PDT by JohnD9207 (John McCain is a proud Ted Kennedy conservative!)
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To: JohnD9207

Next question: Just who is going to pay for the 4B Shell invested???

Bet I know...


30 posted on 04/26/2011 5:01:38 PM PDT by JohnD9207 (John McCain is a proud Ted Kennedy conservative!)
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To: WVNan

Leave it to a bunch of stupid *ss attorneys to THINK they know more than the oil companies how best to supply the country with ENERGY. These kinds of people, who force the country to suffer NEEDLESSLY, make me SICK!


31 posted on 04/26/2011 6:36:44 PM PDT by kcvl
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