Thursday, October 22, 2009

Trust Shell to drill in Arctic Ocean? Nope!


Federal Agency Approves Shell Drilling Plan in Arctic Waters

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This week, the federal Minerals Management Service issued a disappointing decision to approve plans by Shell Oil to drill for oil and gas in Alaska's Beaufort Sea—starting next summer.

There are a number of steps and permits for Shell to navigate before drilling begins, but this action sets the stage for large-scale industrial drilling just offshore of the Arctic refuge, directly in the migration path of endangered bowhead whales. An oil spill in these icy waters could not be cleaned up.

Earthjustice will work with other agencies to prevent drilling
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