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EPA sets Shell Alaska emissions task
Upstream Online.com ^ | July 1,2011 | EPA sets Shell Alaska emissions task

Posted on 07/03/2011 1:32:16 PM PDT by Hojczyk

The green regime has slashed the amount of air pollutants allowable from the supermajor at its Beaufort and Chukchi plays by 50% from the original set of permits.

Anglo-Dutch outfit must obtain permits from US authorities as it proposed drilling activities off Alaska “would emit more than 250 tonnes of air pollutants a year”, the EPA wrote in a statement today.

“The revised permits have reduced emissions of most key air pollutants by more than 50% from the levels allowed in the 2010 permits.

“These reductions are largely due to the new NO2 standard that went into effect after the permits were issued last year.

“The draft permits are subject to a 30-day public comment period as well as a public hearing before EPA issues final permits.” That hearing will be held in Barrow, Alaska on 4 August.

The EPA had in early 2010 issued Shell with two permits to drill in the area but this was appealed by concerned third parties. Although this appeal was quashed in December the EPA revised the permits.


TOPICS: Business/Economy
KEYWORDS: alaska; epa; epaoutofcontrol; shell; shelloil

1 posted on 07/03/2011 1:32:18 PM PDT by Hojczyk
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To: Hojczyk

Shell: Arctic delay ‘highly unusual’
Anglo-Dutch supermajor Shell, blocked for about four years from developing 10-year Arctic leases purchased from the US, said the delays are “highly unusual” and undermine confidence in the federal offshore programme.


2 posted on 07/03/2011 1:34:40 PM PDT by Hojczyk
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To: Hojczyk

THe EPA must be stopped.


3 posted on 07/03/2011 1:38:04 PM PDT by steveab (When was the last time someone tried to sell you a CO2 induced climate control system for your home?)
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To: Hojczyk

The EPA is the most out-of-control agency in the entire out-of-control government. It needs to be eliminated.


4 posted on 07/03/2011 1:40:13 PM PDT by Entrepreneur (In hoc signo vinces)
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To: Hojczyk
Another 0bama-EPA effort to bankrupt US energy suppliers.
5 posted on 07/03/2011 1:51:53 PM PDT by TYVets (Pure-Gas.org ..... ethanol free gasoline by state and city)
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To: TYVets

Yep it would probably be wise to invest in Brazilian oil just like it would have been wise to invest in Indonesian coal a while ago. Wait I see a connection here somewhere....


6 posted on 07/03/2011 1:54:59 PM PDT by smaug6 (We can't afford to be innocent!! Stand up and face the enemy.)
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To: Hojczyk
Shell should save its money from trying to meet EPA’s shifting standards. The money would be better spent trying to effect regime change.
7 posted on 07/03/2011 1:56:26 PM PDT by Truth29
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To: Hojczyk

So the permits were issued in 2010 and now they’re being rescinded due to revised NOx standards? This administration through their lackeys at the EPA are in the process of crushing domestic energy production.

Congress has to deal with these guys pronto as they’ve gone rogue.


8 posted on 07/03/2011 2:09:31 PM PDT by bereanway
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To: Hojczyk

Meanwhile, the Italians are drilling offshore up there in 10 feet of water...


9 posted on 07/03/2011 2:14:16 PM PDT by mewzilla
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To: Entrepreneur

I’m going to step out and say, any leftist bureaucracy run by government, is either already out of control or well on their way.

Justice, commerce, treasury, HHS, central bank, FED, you name it.

We are not safe.


10 posted on 07/03/2011 2:40:31 PM PDT by wita
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To: TYVets

How was this renegade agency allowed to dictate policy?

While American people slept and voted for democrats...


11 posted on 07/03/2011 2:46:02 PM PDT by ChiMark
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To: TYVets

How was this renegade agency allowed to dictate policy?

While American people slept and voted for democrats...


12 posted on 07/03/2011 2:46:13 PM PDT by ChiMark
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To: Entrepreneur
The EPA is the most out-of-control agency in the entire out-of-control government. It needs to be eliminated.

Imagine sitting in meetings with these parasites as they promulgate these rules. I wonder what is said by them about their fellow citizens. They most be more rabid than the leftist we see on the talk shows.

If I was writing a book on what would happen after total economic collapse, I would not dare put down the words here because I would be banned. Let's just say, the evil they seek to foist upon us, would be visited 100 times over upon them.

The EPA is truly filled with evil human beings -- they only seek to destroy all that is good about our Republic.

13 posted on 07/03/2011 3:46:22 PM PDT by sand88 (Sarah Palin announces her run: August 12, 2011 11:10am ET)
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To: Hojczyk

Gut the EPA like zero did to NASA


14 posted on 07/03/2011 3:47:52 PM PDT by ronnie raygun (V)
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15 posted on 07/03/2011 5:09:29 PM PDT by Nachum (The complete Obama list at www.nachumlist.com)
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To: steveab

Unreal.


16 posted on 07/03/2011 5:50:05 PM PDT by GlockThe Vote (The Obama Adminstration: The flash mob who won’t leave.)
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To: ronnie raygun

I’m at the point to where I consider anyone still supporting obama whether they be family friends whatever - just as treasonous and anti american as he is.

Rot in hell obama and take everyone around you and those still supporting you with you.

My hatred for this admn knows no bounds.


17 posted on 07/03/2011 5:53:17 PM PDT by GlockThe Vote (The Obama Adminstration: The flash mob who won’t leave.)
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