Spill Plan Approval Moves Shell Closer To Arctic Drilling

March 2012
Energy Daily;3/30/2012, Issue 63, p4
The article focuses on the approval by the U.S. Interior Department of oil company Shell's oil spill response plan for its drilling project in Alaska's Beaufort Sea. Bureau of Safety and Environmental Enforcement (BSEE) director James Watson asserts that his department's focus is to hold Shell accountable in ensuring all personnel and equipment are positioned and ready. Center for American Progress director of ocean policy condemns the decision to allow drilling until ice forms in the area.


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