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Stop the Drilling

It's bad enough we have to deal with global warming. Alaska is a very important habitat for polar bears amongst other species of animals. It has already been determined that an oil spill in the waters of Alaska will be almost impossible to clean up. For those who have seen the effects of an oil spill, know that Alaska is the last place we want this to happen. Do your research check for yourselves this is a horrible idea, and shell could care less if Alaskans want this or not. Sign the petition and let's not allow another oil company to destroy the little bit of earth we have left!!!!!

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) -- Shell Oil is one step closer to drilling offshore from Alaska's northern coasts this summer.

The Environmental Protection Agency's appeals board on Friday denied petitions to review the air permit for its drilling ship Kulluk.

Federal authorities earlier denied review petitions for Shell's other ship, the Noble Discoverer. Environmental and Alaska Native groups have appealed the Discoverer's permits in federal court. Shell spokesman Curtis Smith says he expects the Kulluk's permit also to be challenged but both to survive.

Earthjustice, an environmental law firm representing the groups, didn't immediately return a message Friday.

The Discoverer has been granted permits to drill in both the Beaufort and Chukchi seas; the Kulluk is limited to the Beaufort

Shell still needs three additional approvals before it can begin drilling this summer.

 

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