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White House Gives Conditional Approval For Shell To Drill In Arctic

WASHINGTON, DC - MAY 07:  President Barack Obama speaks during the Commander-in-Chief trophy presentation to the United State
WASHINGTON, DC - MAY 07: President Barack Obama speaks during the Commander-in-Chief trophy presentation to the United States Air Force Academy football team in the East Room of the White House May 7, 2015 in Washington, DC. The Commander-in-Chief trophy is awarded each year to the winner of the American football series featuring the U.S. Naval Academy, U.S. Air Force Academy and U.S. Military Academy. (Photo by Win McNamee/Getty Images)

The Obama administration gave conditional approval on Monday to allow Shell Gulf of Mexico, Inc. to start drilling for oil and gas in the Arctic Ocean this summer.

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