April 1, 2010 4:09 PM

Shell gets EPA permit to drill in Alaska's Chukchi Sea

The oil company said that obtaining the permit was critical to its decision on whether to proceed with exploration drilling in the Arctic sea this summer. Lawsuits over the federal government's leasing of tracts in the Chukchi to Shell and other companies in 2008 also are clouding the oil company's drilling decision.

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