27 Feb '13, 11pm

BREAKING: Shell announces no drilling this year in Alaska’s Beaufort & Chukchi Seas #PolarBearDay

BREAKING: Shell announces no drilling this year in Alaska’s Beaufort & Chukchi Seas #PolarBearDay

The grounding of a Shell drilling rig on a pristine, wildlife-rich island in Alaska in late December was the latest in a series of mishaps related to drilling in the region. Royal Dutch Shell today announced today that it will forgo its plans to drill for oil and gas in Alaska’s Beaufort and Chukchi seas in 2013 so it can be more prepared to drill in the future. The decision by Shell comes on the heels of the company’s 2012 drilling season in Alaska, which was fraught with challenges, including the near-grounding of one of its drill rigs, a fire later on the same rig, the failure of its oil spill containment dome, and, ultimately, the grounding of a drilling rig on a pristine, wildlife-rich island in Alaska in late Decembe r. “Shell has recognized that the Arctic is a unique and challenging environment and not to be trifled with,” says Margaret Williams , managing director...

Full article: http://worldwildlife.org/stories/shell-announces-no-drill...

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