Interior Dept. Expedites Review of Arctic Drilling After Accidents

Interior Secretary Ken Salazar said that the expedited review, which is to be completed within 60 days, was prompted by accidents and equipment problems aboard Shell’s two Arctic drilling rigs, the Kulluk and the Noble Discoverer, as well as the Arctic Challenger, a vessel designed to respond to a potential well blowout and oil spill. In addition, the Coast Guard announced Tuesday that it would conduct a comprehensive marine casualty investigation of the ground ing of the Kulluk Read more