Skip to comments.Shell Oil Lambastes Odd EPA Denial on Drilling
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 countrys most remote place because a boat it uses might pollute the air. The Environmental Protection Agencys appeals board denied permission for the Anglo-Dutch company to drill in the Arctic Ocean off Alaskas 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.
(Excerpt) Read more at newsmax.com ...
So the EPA looked for any reason they could to deny the permit.
Relax, Slaiby. Just get out your wallet. /s
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.
So much for defunding the EPA.
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.
Defund and eliminate the EPA NOW!
The sad truth is when the international bankers take control of our resources...all this will go away
An icebreaking boat?
Aren’t there boats out there already?
End the EPA!
For the Obastard administration, any excuse will do.
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.
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.
The city of Kaktovik, Alaska
A bowhead whale is butchered on the beach in Kaktovik, Alaska.
How much smoke can there be from 70 miles away on the North Pole? This is absurd.
Pray for America
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
We are not seeing just an assault on energy in America. What we are seeing is outright war,... and the enemy is winning!
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.
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...
Dingbats. Why do we let them have power?
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.
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 Coplans 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.
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Welcome to tyranny. Most of We the People are so unfamiliar with it...they can’t recognize it....
A curse upon the three of them. May they rot away slowly.
Shell, go public or go home.
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!
Next question: Just who is going to pay for the 4B Shell invested???
Bet I know...
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!