07 Jun '12, 1pm

Shell's Arctic Oil Drilling Launch Party Was Literally a Disaster

After spending $4 billion and countless man-hours lobbying to be the first to drill in the Arctic , Shell is gearing up to head north. As in, right now. The oil giant plans to start drilling wells off Alaska's northern shores by July . And apparently Shell's in quite the celebratory mood. Yesterday, the company threw a private party in Seattle's Space Needle—close to where its northbound rig is docked—to commemorate the launch of its North Arctic drilling operations. But if the events that unfolded last night are any kind of a portent, said drilling operations could easily be a colossal mess. Occupy Seattle has a post up documenting a very bizarre party fail, thanks to Logan Price, an activist who managed to sneak himself onto the guest list. Once there, he tweeted pics from inside and caught some truly embarrassing moments on video before getting kicked out. Logan says th...

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