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Without Ability to Clean Up Spills, Arctic Leases Still Too Risky

In response to today’s release of the Final Supplemental Environmental Impact Statement (FSEIS) for Chukchi Sea Lease Sale 193, World Wildlife Fund (WWF) issued the following statement from Margaret Williams, managing director of US Arctic programs:

“At a time when there are no proven ways to safely drill in the Arctic Ocean, the federal government should not be moving closer to affirming these offshore leases. As long as we lack viable means for cleaning up potential spills, offshore drilling poses too great a risk to Alaska’s Arctic seas and the people who depend on them.”

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