"Interior Takes Step Toward Resuming Arctic Exploration"

"Royal Dutch Shell may be able to resume Arctic oil and gas exploration if the Interior Department sticks to the timeline it filed to the U.S. District Court of Alaska.

In a fling made Friday, Interior set a timeline for conducting a new environmental analysis for the exploration leases in the Arctic waters off Alaska.

A federal appeals court found Interior's first review was flawed after it sold $2.7 billion in oil and gas leases in the Chukchi Sea back in 2008.  Green groups cheered the win, stating their desire to stop all exploration in the Arctic."

Laura Barron-Lopez reports for The Hill May 27, 2014.


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Source: The Hill, 05/28/2014