31 Aug '12, 1pm

Hapless Shell inches forward with drilling in the Arctic

Hapless Shell inches forward with drilling in the Arctic

A photo of something that happened that might be worth remembering as you read this. At long last , Shell is ready to drill in the Arctic. Having piloted its vessels into position (which, for some reason, are adorned like this ), the company asked the Department of the Interior for final clearance to proceed. And Interior acquiesced, in part, allowing them to drill introductory holes. From the Financial Times : Ken Salazar, the US interior secretary, said Shell would be allowed to begin work on a well in the Chukchi Sea off the north-west coast of Alaska, as long as it did not drill into any oil-bearing rocks. … The preliminary permit allows Shell to drill down to about 1,400 feet, or about a quarter of the way towards the potential reservoir it is targeting. After getting the OK, Shell promptly drilled a hole in the bottom of a boat, the crew running around in circles fla...

Full article: http://grist.org/news/shell-inches-forward-with-drilling-...

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