Shell Arctic Drilling Risks Run Too High, NRDC Says

Law360, New York (August 20, 2012, 8:02 PM EDT) -- A leading environmental group released a report Monday arguing that the U.S. Department of the Interior shouldn’t approve Royal Dutch Shell PLC’s plans to drill for oil in the Arctic until regulators and the industry develop better response capabilities and learn more about the region’s environment.

The Natural Resources Defense Council contended that drilling off the coast of Alaska posed unacceptable risks, saying too little research existed on how ecosystems could be harmed by drilling and what it said were the nearly inevitable accidents that come...
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