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Gov's Statement on BOEM Conditional Approval


December 16, 2011, Anchorage, Alaska - Governor Sean Parnell today released the following statement on the Bureau of Ocean Energy Management’s conditional approval of Shell’s revised Chukchi Sea exploration plan.

“I am deeply concerned that curtailing an already short drilling season will put the entire project in jeopardy, cost jobs, and ultimately result in more dependence on foreign oil, which serves neither Alaska nor our country. This is yet another example of federal regulatory overreach that may unnecessarily hamper economic development for our state, and reduce our ability to produce more domestic energy.”

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