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  1. #1 EPA Rules Force Shell to Abandon Oil Drilling Plans 
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    Shell Oil Company has announced it must scrap efforts to drill for oil this summer in the Arctic Ocean off the northern coast of Alaska. The decision comes following a ruling by the EPA’s Environmental Appeals Board to withhold critical air permits. The move has angered some in Congress and triggered a flurry of legislation aimed at stripping the EPA of its oil drilling oversight.

    Shell has spent five years and nearly $4 billion dollars on plans to explore for oil in the Beaufort and Chukchi Seas. The leases alone cost $2.2 billion. Shell Vice President Pete Slaiby says obtaining similar air permits for a drilling operation in the Gulf of Mexico would take about 45 days. He’s especially frustrated over the appeal board’s suggestion that the Arctic drill would somehow be hazardous for the people who live in the area. “We think the issues were really not major,” Slaiby said, “and clearly not impactful for the communities we work in.”

    The closest village to where Shell proposed to drill is Kaktovik, Alaska. It is one of the most remote places in the United States. According to the latest census, the population is 245 and nearly all of the residents are Alaska natives. The village, which is 1 square mile, sits right along the shores of the Beaufort Sea, 70 miles away from the proposed off-shore drill site.

    The EPA’s appeals board ruled that Shell had not taken into consideration emissions from an ice-breaking vessel when calculating overall greenhouse gas emissions from the project. Environmental groups were thrilled by the ruling.

    “What the modeling showed was in communities like Kaktovik, Shell’s drilling would increase air pollution levels close to air quality standards,” said Eric Grafe, Earthjustice’s lead attorney on the case. Earthjustice was joined by Center for Biological Diversity and the Alaska Wilderness League in challenging the air permits.
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    So... with record gas prices, the EPA blocks what could be a source of billions of barrels of oil because 245 people MIGHT have air pollution CLOSE to quality standards. Whiskey Tango Foxtrot. :mad:
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    Oh no! The poor energy companies!
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    Quote Originally Posted by KhrushchevsShoe View Post
    Oh no! The poor energy companies!
    You are such an incredible idiot. Your ilk is crying bloody murder over gas prices and that we are to dependent on foreign oil, and yet, don't want to drill for our own. This is the mindset of your ilk. We have enough oil within our own borders to sustain us for decades but noooo, your ilk would rather tear this country apart. Why don't you move to Cuba already.
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  4. #4 EPA throttles oil drilling 
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    stop it.......stop that damned drilling now !!!!

    Shell Oil Company has announced it must scrap efforts to drill for oil this summer in the Arctic Ocean off the northern coast of Alaska. The decision comes following a ruling by the EPA’s Environmental Appeals Board to withhold critical air permits. The move has angered some in Congress and triggered a flurry of legislation aimed at stripping the EPA of its oil drilling oversight.

    Shell has spent five years and nearly $4 billion dollars on plans to explore for oil in the Beaufort and Chukchi Seas. The leases alone cost $2.2 billion. Shell Vice President Pete Slaiby says obtaining similar air permits for a drilling operation in the Gulf of Mexico would take about 45 days. He’s especially frustrated over the appeal board’s suggestion that the Arctic drill would somehow be hazardous for the people who live in the area. “We think the issues were really not major,” Slaiby said, “and clearly not impactful for the communities we work in.”

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    we're facing up to 5 or 6 bucks a gal by the end of the summer. lets hear for the dems partner in crime
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    Once again, we shoot ourselves in the foot.
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    Quote Originally Posted by linda22003 View Post
    Once again, we shoot ourselves in the foot.
    no. our incompetents we voted for are shooting us
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    Quote Originally Posted by namvet View Post
    no. our incompetents we voted for are shooting us
    That's exactly what she said. We shoot ourselves in the foot.
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    Quote Originally Posted by djones520 View Post
    That's exactly what she said. We shoot ourselves in the foot.
    and many of them promised lower prices. so they're off the hook????
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    Quote Originally Posted by namvet View Post
    and many of them promised lower prices. so they're off the hook????
    nope, the GOP needs to get their heads out of their asses and pull the EPA in to find out why they are doing this shit and then get some changes in that limits their power in stopping drilling.
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    Quote Originally Posted by fettpett View Post
    nope, the GOP needs to get their heads out of their asses and pull the EPA in to find out why they are doing this shit and then get some changes in that limits their power in stopping drilling.
    The story I linked says their doing that now.
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