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methane fly-in D.C.

Imagine a life where your every decision is dictated by the air quality in your neighborhood. Want to take a walk around the block? Let me check if the oil well down the street is “flaring” (releasing harmful pollution into the air while burning gas). Want to play a baseball game? Let’s check the news to see if it’s a bad air day, and if we’re good to go, let’s not forget an inhaler on our way out the door, just in case.   

Today, the Department of the Interior announced a 60-day assessment of the 2012 drilling program in the Arctic Ocean.

Earthjustice legislative representative Jessica Ennis issued this statement:

A review of Arctic Ocean drilling is the only reasonable option, given the continuous parade of mistakes in Shell’s operations. However, that review must be thorough, independent and cannot pre-judge the outcome.

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