Hillary Clinton: Arctic Drilling 'Not Worth the Risk'

Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Rodham Clinton listens to questions during a campaign stop ,Tuesday, July 28, 2015, in Nashua, N.H. (AP Photo/Jim Cole)
Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Rodham Clinton listens to questions during a campaign stop ,Tuesday, July 28, 2015, in Nashua, N.H. (AP Photo/Jim Cole)Jim Cole / AP

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By Carrie Dann

In a break with the Obama administration, Hillary Clinton said Tuesday that drilling for oil and gas in the Arctic Ocean is "not worth the risk."

In a tweet, Clinton said:

On Monday, the Obama administration gave Royal Dutch Shell approval to resume drilling off the coast of Alaska for the first time since 2012.

Earlier this summer, Clinton told NH1.com that she was "skeptical" about Arctic drilling, saying " I don't think it is a necessary part of our overall clean-energy climate-change agenda."

In a tweet later Tuesday morning, Jeb Bush responded, calling Clinton's position "extreme."