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Shell's withdrawal from the Beaufort and Chukchi seas isn't all good news for the Arctic

Published: 
Tue, 09/29/2015 (All day)

It's tempting to think of the latest oil-drilling news as a victory: Royal Dutch Shell PLC announced that it was ending its barely begun operations in the Arctic seas off Alaska because its first exploration showed disappointing stores of oil in an area that had been considered one of the most promising.