EPA board upholds key air permits for Shell's Alaskan drilling project

04/1/2012 | Hill, The · Reuters

Royal Dutch Shell moved one step closer to drilling off the Alaskan coast this summer after the Environmental Protection Agency's Environmental Appeals Board upheld the final air-pollution permits for the company's Kulluk drillship. "Achieving a usable air permit for the Kulluk means Shell has, for the first time, all of the air permits needed to work in the Alaska offshore," a spokeswoman for the company said. "[The] decision by the EPA's appeals board brings us closer than we've ever been to proving up the vast storehouse of oil and gas off Alaska's northern coastline," said Sen. Lisa Murkowski, R-Alaska.

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