Shell to pay $1.1 million in fines to settle with EPA
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency said that Shell agreed to pay more than $1 million in fines to settle claims that it violated air permits while drilling in the Arctic last year.
The agency said in a statement that Shell violated its Clean Air Act permits while drilling for two months in the Chukchi and Beaufort seas, off the North Slope of Alaska.
The EPA said that it documented “numerous” violations for Shell’s Discoverer and Kulluk drill ship fleets.
Under the settlements, Shell agreed to pay a $710,000 penalty for violations related to the Discoverer’s air permit and a $390,000 penalty for violations related to the Kulluk