a new year, but one thing hasn't changed: Shell still can't be
trusted to drill safely in America's Arctic.
New Year's Day, a Shell Oil rig, carrying over 150,000 gallons of
broke free from its tugboat and ran aground near Kodiak Island,
is the last straw after a long string of failures. Tell President Obama to
immediately cancel Shell's drilling permits before it's too late.
year, Shell came close to drilling for oil in the Chukchi and
Beaufort Seas - also known as the Polar Bear Seas because they are
home to 20% of the world's polar bear population. But Shell showed it
was completely unprepared for the reality of the stormy waters of the
Arctic Ocean. Shell’s ships caught fire, the spill clean-up
equipment was destroyed during testing, and at the last minute, Shell
admitted it wouldn't be able to comply with its clean air permits.
this most recent incident is the last straw. The Polar Bear Seas are far too important and fragile to leave in the hands of Big Oil. They are home to walrus, endangered ice seals,
hundreds of species of migratory birds, and bowhead and beluga
whales. Shell’s incompetence could lead to an irreversible
Tell President Obama: we can't trust Shell in America's Arctic.
year, millions of comments from people like you stopped Shell's plans
to drill in the Arctic, and we can stop Shell again this year.
you for everything you do for our wild places,
Club Arctic Campaign Director
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