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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