19 Jul '12, 7pm

Who Needs Cute? A Jab at Shell & Arctic Drilling - @nytimesgreen: #tellshell #savethearctic #shellfail

Who Needs Cute? A Jab at Shell & Arctic Drilling - @nytimesgreen: #tellshell #savethearctic #shellfail

Greenpeace A billboard in Houston mocks Shell’s enthusiasm for Arctic oil exploration. Royal Dutch Shell’s plan to drill in the Arctic waters of Alaska next month is no laughing matter for most environmentalists, who still hope the Obama administration will deny the company some permits at the last minute. But Greenpeace is having some fun all the same. On Thursday, a satirical billboard depicting a family of polar bears went up near Shell’s Houston headquarters. “You can’t run your S.U.V. on cute,” its slogan reads. “Let’s go.” “Let’s go,” of course, is Shell’s own slogan – a kind of cheer for more natural gas drilling and other forms of energy development. The ad is not likely to amuse many Shell employees or other Houston residents whose livelihoods generally depend on the oil and gas industry. But Greenpeace said it chose the slogan from over 10,000 online suggestions ...

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