30 Jan '14, 9pm

Shell Announces No Drilling in Alaska’s Beaufort and Chukchi Seas this Summer | Stories | WWF

In a major victory for Alaska’s wildlife and people, Royal Dutch Shell announced today that it will cease plans to drill in the Alaskan Arctic this summer. This decision comes on the heels of a court ruling that the Department of the Interior had failed to consider all environmental impacts of the exploration in the Chukchi and Beaufort seas when it gave Shell permission to drill. The company announced in February last year it would forgo its plans to drill for oil and gas in Alaska’s Beaufort and Chukchi seas in 2013 so it can be more prepared to drill in the future. But past drilling seasons in Alaska have been fraught with challenges. This has included the near-grounding of one of its drill rigs , a fire later on the same rig, the failure of its oil spill containment dome, and, ultimately, the grounding of a drilling rig on a pristine, wildlife-rich island in Alaska in ...

Full article: http://worldwildlife.org/stories/shell-announces-no-drill...

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