19 Aug '11, 10pm

Shell Oil Living in a Land of Make Believe | Earthjustice via @Earthjustice

Earthjustice calls Shell’s oil spill response plan for the Arctic “totally inadequate” Oil drilling platforms at Cook Inlet, Alaska. (Photo: Florian Schulz / visionsofthewild.com) Apparently, Shell Oil and the Bureau of Ocean Energy Management, Regulation and Enforcement (BOEMRE) live in a land of make believe. Thankfully, Earthjustice makes its abode in a place called reality. Earlier this month , BOEMRE approved Royal Dutch Shell ’s plan to drill for oil next summer in the Alaskan Arctic ’s Beaufort Sea. Putting the sled in front of the dog team, BOEMRE approved Shell’s risky drilling plan before ensuring the company had a realistic oil spill response plan. Shell’s current oil spill plan would be laughable if the consequences weren’t so dire. Shell claims that it will be able to clean up 95 percent of an oil spill with booms and skimmers if one were to occur in the Arcti...

Full article: http://earthjustice.org/blog/2011-august/shell-oil-living...

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