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Breaking: Shell Sues the Center for Biological Diversity – Again

Shell Oil has done it again. The oil giant just filed another lawsuit against the Center for Biological Diversity and 13 other environmental groups who are trying to protect the Arctic from dangerous drilling.

The Center has blocked every offshore drilling proposal in the Arctic since 2007 and most recently filed a legal challenge against new air permits that would allow Shell to drill in the Arctic this summer.

Shell knows the Center is effective at protecting the Arctic and its incredible imperiled species, so it’s trying to disable the non-profit with another preemptive attack.

The pristine Arctic — home to polar bears, walruses and seals — is too fragile to turn into an oil-drilling industrial zone with pollution, oil spills and lasting devastation.

But Shell is determined to drill. Its latest lawsuit targets the Center’s work to enforce laws protecting marine mammals like whales and seals from the devastating impacts of sound from drilling.

In its first suit, the oil giant is also trying to force the environmental groups to pay its legal fees, which will likely run into the hundreds of thousands of dollars.

The Arctic is just too important to hand over to oil companies. Building on more than a decade of legal and scientific work, the Center and its allies will continue to fight on every front to keep the Arctic, and all its wild inhabitants, alive.

Get the latest on what the Center is doing to stop Arctic oil development and then visit www.StopArcticDrilling.org to tell President Obama to protect one of America’s last, best wildernesses and stop Shell’s reckless drilling plans.

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8:46AM PDT on Sep 23, 2012

They don't give up when there is money to be made.

7:43PM PDT on May 28, 2012

I try to boycot Shell. When I took a trip, Shell was the only stations on the freeway. I'm sure they strong held other companies from putting competition on the freeway. Shell is the skum of the earth as far as I'm concerned.

3:06PM PDT on May 23, 2012

I make it a point to boycott Shell and BP

3:04PM PDT on May 23, 2012

When will the dependence on oil stop? We are so technologically behind it's disgusting. If I didn't live 50 miles from my job I would be walking or riding a horse

3:31PM PDT on May 20, 2012

signed

3:29PM PDT on May 20, 2012

go away Shell,go away BP

10:39PM PDT on May 19, 2012

Petition signed. I never buy gas from shell but was traveling last week and shell was about the only gas station along the roads I traveled. It tore my heart out to have to buy from them, and usually tried to fill up in larger towns so I would have a selection other than shell to buy from.

10:06AM PDT on May 17, 2012

Thank you

8:41AM PDT on May 17, 2012

We have become a nation of litigation.

7:17PM PDT on May 16, 2012

Boycott Shell worldwide , do not buy fuel there.But it takes us all to be firm & make a difference. Pass it on ,spread the word . Absolute inmoral ass'es, cannot leave anything untouched by there dirty hands. Leave the artic alone !!!!

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