Category Archives: Shell Oil

Shell shelves plan to drill Alaskan Arctic in 2014

Good news today as Shell Oil announced they would not be attempting to drill for oil in the icy Alaskan Arctic this summer. We’ve written previously about the threats to polar bears and other wildlife that would be caused by Arctic drilling, and the company has done a sadly remarkable job of demonstrating that they are not up to the task. Two of their drilling ships, the Noble Discoverer and the Kulluk, were involved in accidents while in transit to… Continue reading

Oil and Polar Bears Don’t Mix

By Liz VanDenzen, Director of Field Operations, Alaska Wilderness League BP might be the only oil company that’s glad that all eyes are on Copenhagen this month… Last week, BP reported its second oil spill in four days on Alaska‘s North Slope. News reports indicate that the first of these spills is one of the worst ever in North Slope history. As a result, BP now holds the dubious honor of earning the gold and silver medals for oil spills… Continue reading