For The Guardian: Alaskan opinions divided as Shell halts Arctic drilling

Here’s a quick-turn story I worked on for the Guardian yesterday, asking Alaskans about their reaction to the news that Shell would shut down Arctic drilling…

“As the news spread Monday, some Alaskans expressed dire worries about the ripple effect on the state’s oil-dependent economy, which has already suffered a blow from low oil prices. Others saw the move as a reprieve for the state’s fragile northern ecosystem that many Alaska Native communities rely on for food….”

Read the story here.

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Julia O’Malley is a journalist who lives in Anchorage. She writes about culture, family, home, the environment and food in Alaska.

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