Shell oil rig heads for Arc­tic

Los Angeles Times - - THE NATION -

One Shell off­shore drill rig is headed to Alaska and a sec­ond is poised to leave for Arc­tic wa­ters. But Royal Dutch Shell still lacks f inal fed­eral per­mits that would al­low ex­ploratory drilling and pos­si­ble con­fir­ma­tion of rich oil re­serves un­der the Chukchi Sea.

Mike LeVine, an at­tor­ney for Oceana, one of dozens of groups ob­ject­ing to Arc­tic off­shore drilling, said see­ing Shell’s f lotilla sail north puts pres­sure on fed­eral agen­cies to sign off on the per­mits.

The rigs drew protests when they docked in the Port of Seat­tle this month.

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