Tuesday, August 09, 2011
Shell Oil Given Permission to Begin Oil Exploration in Beaufort Sea
Provisional permission to drill oil exploration wells in the Beaufort Sea was given to Shell this week by President Barack Obama's administration. This is despite fierce opposition from environmentalists. This should concern us all. The remoteness of the location, the pristine ecosystem in which they will drill, roving icebergs, freezing water and NO PLAN to clean up under such conditions exists.
Shell has a disastrous environmental record, as evidenced by what was done in the Niger Delta. This once fertile wetland ecosystem has basically been destroyed, as has the water supply and the livelihood of many Nigerians. The Nigerians still await clean up and restitution.