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Alaska: Feds allow Shell to drill for oil in Arctic Ocean off Alaska

Published August 20, 2015 by godshope1971

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) – The federal government on Monday gave Royal Dutch Shell the final permit it needs to drill for oil in the Arctic Ocean off Alaska’s northwest coast for the first time in more than two decades.

The Bureau of Safety and Environmental Enforcement announced that it approved the permit to drill below the ocean floor after the oil giant brought in a required piece of equipment to stop a possible well blowout. ∞∞∞∞∞ MORE »»»»