Appeal Challenges Arctic Oil Drilling Decision in Chukchi Sea

“The Obama administration’s decision to affirm Chukchi Lease Sale 193 in America’s Arctic Ocean was a clear case of politics trumping science. We are asking the courts to require the Obama administration to comply with the law,” said Leah Donahey, western Arctic and oceans program director at Alaska Wilderness League. “Right now, Shell Oil’s drill ships are on their way to the Chukchi Sea to begin the most aggressive course of Arctic drilling in history, despite the fact that we still know so little about the impacts this drilling could have on the Arctic’s marine environment.”



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