EPA Board Yanks Shell's Arctic CAA Permits

Law360, New York (January 04, 2011, 6:13 PM ET) -- A U.S. Environmental Protection Agency appeals panel has pulled two Clean Air Act permits granted to Shell Gulf of Mexico Inc. and Shell Offshore Inc. for proposed exploratory oil drilling in the Arctic Ocean.

The EPA failed to appreciate the full impact of nitrogen dioxide emissions on Alaskan Native communities located near the drilling site during the permit approval process, Judge Anna L. Wolgast of the Environmental Appeals Board ruled Thursday, remanding the Beaufort and Chukchi permits to the Alaskan regional EPA office.

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