10 Sep '12, 10pm

Shell Already Forced to Stop Arctic Drilling Operation

Shell Already Forced to Stop Arctic Drilling Operation

Over the weekend, Shell commenced drilling the first exploratory oil well in the Arctic in twenty years. It was the fruit of a multibillion dollar lobbying campaign that Shell had orchestrated over the course of six years. It was to be a triumphant day for both the oil giant and the industry at large—evidenced by this video the company released on YouTube: But the good times were over nearly as soon as they began. Complications involving the drift arctic sea ice—precisely the sort of complications that makes such an operation so treacherous in the first place, and so opposed by environmentalists and local residents—forced the operation to cease mere hours after it had gotten underway. Here's the New York Times : Just a day after it began drilling its first well in the Arctic Ocean, Shell has been forced to temporarily abandon the work because of sea ice moving into the are...

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