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There’s More to Obama’s Arctic Trip than Just Hypocrisy

Posted September 4th, 2015 at 12:01 pm (UTC-4)
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…Critics have taken issue with the inherent hypocrisy and “greenwashing” of the entire endeavor. Just weeks earlier, on August 17, he handed Shell Oil the final green-light necessary to tap into Arctic oil. Although such criticism has a point, it misses the force behind the decision to approve Arctic drilling to begin with: the National Petroleum Council (NPC) Obama’s administration oversees.