EPA Cites Shell Arctic Rig for Air-Permit Violations
BY BEN LEFEBVRE
Royal Dutch Shell PLC’s Kulluk oil rig violated nine conditions of its air-quality permit while drilling in Arctic waters off northern Alaska last year, the Environmental Protection Agency said in a letter issued late Thursday.
The EPA’s findings mark the latest setback for Shell’s $5 billion Arctic drilling plans. The $292 million rig was damaged after running aground on the uninhabited Sitkalidak Island south …