Shell Approved to Begin Prepatory Activity in Chukchi Sea

By August 30, 2012Energy

Today the Department of Interior announced it will allow Shell to begin “limited prepatory activities” in the Chukchi Sea. This will allow Shell to begin work on a mud-line cellar and install two segments of pipe which will help in installing the blowout preventer.

The window of opportunity to perform these activities is extremely small on the Chukchi Sea and it’s important that Shell be able to continue to move forward. Today is an important step in the development of a major offshore resource that will benefit our economy and create jobs.

As Shell continues to move forward with this project we are hopeful that the Department of Interior and other government agencies will recognize the need to approve future permits in a timely manner. By moving faster it will enable these valuable resources to come online faster without delay and create thousands of jobs in the process.

Ross Eisenberg is vice president of energy and resources policy, National Association of Manufacturers.

Ross Eisenberg

Ross Eisenberg

Ross Eisenberg is vice president of energy and resources policy at the National Association of Manufacturers (NAM). Mr. Eisenberg oversees the NAM’s energy and environmental policy work and has expertise on issues ranging from energy production and use to air and water quality, climate change, energy efficiency and environmental regulation. He is a key voice for manufacturing on Capitol Hill, at federal agencies and across all forms of media.
Ross Eisenberg

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