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.


Gary said...

It would represent a historic assault on the environment and on human health. But human are destroying the natural environment with their own will. Man is destroying its own home by itself.

Kirsten said...

Hey thank you for the great blog. I love your spirit of urgency combined with positive exhortation toward change.

While I blog mostly about dogs, I work for the nonprofit PEER--www.peer.org, which has lately been involved in supporting climate change scientists fighting suppression of their research.

I've nominated you for the Versatile Blogger award, and hope you will find this award enjoyable! I like that it gets us all to read each others' blogs and support each other.

Thanks again and keep up the great work!

Mel Lifshitz said...

The government should be more responsible. It's so sad to notice that it's the other way around.

videos de caidas said...

We are destroying our only earth that we have. Its sad.

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louisvillechiropractic said...

I hope Shell will soon settle their obligations to the people in Bodo, Ogoniland so that they can move on and relocate and Shell should also clean up their waste before it's too late.


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