Court upholds Clean Air Act permits for Shell drilling vessel

09/6/2013 | SNL Financial (free content)

A federal appeals court upheld a decision by the Environmental Protection Agency to award Clean Air Act permits to Royal Dutch Shell for the use of its Kulluk drilling vessel off the coast of Alaska, denying a request for review from several green groups. The EPA Environmental Appeals Board "reasonably concluded that Shell need not analyze the Kulluk's potential impact on increment before obtaining an oil exploration permit," the court ruled.

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