The Exchange: Senator Begich Reaffirms Commitment to Offshore Drilling
Wednesday, January 16 2013
In the aftermath of the New Year’s Eve grounding of Shell’s Kulluk drill rig, many people have questioned the company’s ability to operate safely in Alaskan waters. The incident followed on the heels of other blunders by the oil giant, including the near-grounding of the company’s other drill rig in Unalaska in July. Alaska Senator Mark Begich has been a strong proponent of Arctic offshore drilling -- some even credit him with winning White House support for the program. In this segment of The Exchange, he joins KUCB's Stephanie Joyce to discuss the Kulluk grounding and its implications for the future of offshore drilling in Alaska.