19 Jul '12, 1am

Shell's First Accident Occurs En Route To Arctic Drilling | Care2 Causes

Shell's First Accident Occurs En Route To Arctic Drilling | Care2 Causes

Well, that didn’t take long. For years, environmental advocates pleaded with the U.S. government to keep Big Oil from getting its grubby little hands on the Arctic. Thanks to pressure from industry lobbyists and politicians with pockets full of Big Oil’s money, the Obama Administration chose to ignore the scientists who said the Arctic is too fragile, and we’d have no way to clean up a spill if it happened . They ignored the environmental activists who said the BP oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico was proof that Big Oil lacked a safety culture , and needed more regulation and oversight to make sure people and ecosystems were protected from toxic contamination. Instead, President Obama gave Shell the green light to start off-shore Arctic drilling in Alaska’s Beaufort and Chukchi Seas. Big Oil couldn’t wait. They loaded up their drilling ships and set sail as fast as possible ...

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