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  •  H/T to Jed on the FP for this..... (5+ / 0-)
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    rubyr, peraspera, JanL, DawnN, Lorinda Pike

    Still going to open up drilling in the Artic...

    Sen. Mark Begich (D-Alaska) said Salazar called him this morning and noted that the announcement removes a hurdle for Shell to obtain its final permits to explore in the Beaufort Sea next summer.

    “This decision to clear the way for responsible oil and gas in Alaska’s resource-rich offshore waters is great news for our state and the nation,” Begich said in a statement. “It’s unfortunate the development was sidelined by this spring’s oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico, but I’m pleased the Obama administration took a hard look and made the right decision.”

    Note in the link below---Landrieu's assholish approach to our environmental concerns..

    Read more: http://www.politico.com/...

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