US gives Shell green light for offshore oil drilling in the Arctic

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AUSTRALIE, Sydney : Station service Shell et un restaurant McDonald’s côte à côte près de Sydney le 24 août 2005 © AFP PHOTO/Greg WOOD

Conservation groups based in Alaska have accused the Obama administration of repeating the mistakes of George Bush after it gave the conditional go-ahead for Shell to begin drilling offshore for oil and natural gas in the environmentally sensitive Beaufort Sea.

The Guardian

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