Shell Arctic Drilling Ship’s Air Permit Cleared By EPA

Law360, Chicago (May 8, 2012, 1:25 PM EDT) -- The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency revealed its final decision Tuesday to issue an air emissions permit to Shell Offshore Inc. for its Kulluk oil drilling ship slated to start operating off the north coast of Alaska in July, overriding challenges by environmental groups.

The agency published a notice in Tuesday's Federal Register saying it had issued the final decision on the Clean Air Act Outer Continental Shelf permit authorizing emissions tied to Shell's exploratory drilling operations of its Kulluk unit in the Beaufort Sea on April...
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