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UK Government Says No to Arctic Drilling Ban

After the sinking of the Shell Kulluk rig in Alaska the UK government has declined requests to halt drilling in the Arctic region, opting instead for a new round of safety measures. These new policies will be spelled out in greater detail in an official report issued later this year.

“These measures - combined with effective and ambitious global action to reduce global greenhouse gas emissions - are more likely to be effective in protecting the Arctic environment than pressing for a complete moratorium on all drilling in the Arctic region,” the UK government said in a statement.

“We are acutely aware of the potential environmental impacts of an oil spill in the Arctic and recognise the risks of drilling for hydrocarbons. We therefore fully support the use of the highest environmental and drilling standards in the Arctic,” said a government spokesman.

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