11 Jul '12, 7pm

Shell Says It Will Only 'Encounter' 90% of Arctic Oil Spill Near the Rig, Not Recover the Oil

Shell Says It Will Only 'Encounter' 90% of Arctic Oil Spill Near the Rig, Not Recover the Oil

We have been forced to court to make sure the Arctic Ocean is protected and Shell is prepared, as mandated by law. BSEE rubber-stamped plans that rely on unbelievable assumptions, include equipment that has never been tested in Arctic conditions, and ignore the very real possibility that a spill could continue through the winter. The agency has not met minimum legal standards to be sure that Shell’s plans could be effective and that Shell has sufficient boats, resources, and spill responders to remove a ‘worst-case’ oil spill in the Arctic Ocean to the ‘maximum extent practicable.’ Even after Deepwater Horizon, Interior Secretary Salazar brushed aside concerns about Shell’s spill response capabilities, stating recently that 'there is not going to be an oil spill '. 
 
The American people deserve more. There have been no tests of spill response equipment in US Arctic waters...

Full article: http://www.treehugger.com/energy-disasters/shell-will-onl...

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