Enviros Fight Shell Air Permits For Alaskan Drilling

Law360, New York (May 5, 2010, 2:14 PM EDT) -- The Sierra Club and several other environmental groups have challenged air permits allowing Shell Offshore Inc. to drill exploration wells near Alaska's northern coast, arguing that the permits will let the oil giant emit thousands of tons of pollutants into the Arctic air.

The groups filed two separate petitions Friday and Monday with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's Environmental Appeals Board, taking issue with the agency's decision to grant two permits allowing Shell to begin drilling in the Beaufort and Chukchi seas beginning in July....
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