Shell's Polar Pioneer drilling rig in the Chukchi Sea off Alaska. The company announced it would cease exploration off Alaska's Arctic coast following disappointing results from a test well in the Chukchi. Shell Oil Co.

Obama To Kill Off Arctic Oil Drilling

The president also expected to protect large areas of Atlantic coast after backlash from communities that fear Gulf of Mexico rig disaster could happen again

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