Woo-Hoo! Shell Ditches Its Arctic Drilling Plans

‘Victory for grassroots activism’ as energy giant says its 2014 Alaska exploration plans are shelved.

To the cheers of environmental groups, fossil fuel giant Shell announced Thursday that it is shelving its plans to drill in the Alaskan Arctic in 2014.

The company cited a court decision from last week that found that the U.S. Department of the Interior did not accurately assess the potential environmental impacts from a spill in the region.

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