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Rig accident shows need to pause Arctic drilling: Green groups

Thu, 01/03/2013 - 10:25am
Reuters

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Opponents of Royal Dutch Shell's ambitious Arctic oil drilling program has called on the Obama administration to put offshore drilling plans in the region on hold after the dramatic grounding this week of Shell's oil rig in Alaska.

The Natural Resources Defense Council and The Wilderness Society on Thursday said the accident involving Shell's Kulluk oil rig is new evidence that oil companies are not prepared to safely manage the extreme conditions of the Arctic.

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