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Groups Vow to Fight Arctic Drilling

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Many environmental groups are concerned over a possible extension of drilling expeditions in the Arctic, as oil companies, including Royal Dutch Shell, are set to begin drilling in the region as early as this week.

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Past Member (0)
Wednesday August 1, 2012, 12:43 am
“Shell, the most profitable European oil company, has already invested and spent 4.5 billion dollars in the Arctic since 2005, predominantly for leases, permits and equipment.”
BP backed down….the cost of drilling in Alaska outweigh the profits and damage done to the environment, not to mention this sounds like a lot of oil (if they manage to reach it) but it really isn’t and it won’t get the US very far…Shell must “give up the ship” in trying to squeeze the last drips for profit before all the wells are dry….and they do not care who or what they hurt in the process as long as they squeeze some greenbacks as well…HEY SHELL lets invest in the future and try some alternative measures for new energy sources?
“On Jul. 27, Shell signed a deal with the China National Offshore Oil Corporation to allow for gas and oil exploration in both China and West Africa. It is Shell’s first venture into Chinese waters in nearly 10 years.”
The US and China teaming up on energy???…… The Fukushima Daiichi nuclear disaster in Japan???? …..hmmmmmmmmmmmmm, one just may be a bit suspicious………………..
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Past Member (0)
Wednesday August 1, 2012, 3:46 am
Thanks, noted.

Alexandra Rodda (178)
Wednesday August 1, 2012, 4:00 am
Good that BP realized that the arctic cannot meat conditions for necessary safety. They must have learnt something in the Gulf.
Also, how callous to go ahead just because they have calculated that even if they have to clean up spills or pay for the damage, they'd still make a profit!
What about the environmental damage with all t he additional CO2 that would be released? When they find that people can't afford cars because food is too expensive due to what they are doing, will they stop?

There are alternatives for us:

pam w. (138)
Wednesday August 1, 2012, 8:15 am
"What about the environmental damage?"

Just collateral costs of business, Alexandra.....just costs of business.

Birgitta S. (206)
Wednesday August 1, 2012, 11:35 am
noted -TY, Cal 4 this

Daniel Partlow (189)
Wednesday August 1, 2012, 3:07 pm
We need to fight this all the way!

Rebecca Sutton (0)
Wednesday August 1, 2012, 4:08 pm
I don't drive but I have to think that for people that do kicking Shell where it hurts (in their bank book) via an organised boycott may be the only way to stop this.

Michael Kirkby (90)
Wednesday August 1, 2012, 4:09 pm
Absolutely not!

LMj Recovering Sunshine (144)
Wednesday August 1, 2012, 6:40 pm
Thank you.

Terry V. (30)
Wednesday August 1, 2012, 6:51 pm
Thank you

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Dave C. (235)
Thursday August 2, 2012, 9:01 am
good for them.....glad to know BP at least saw the risks on this issue....but in this obviously warming and more polluted world it saddens me to see the rush to extort and abuse the arctic....

ellen m. (220)
Thursday August 2, 2012, 12:09 pm
We seriously need the price of Hybrids to come down, because with any oil company we are forced to pick between the lesser of two (or 3 or 4!) evils, which is s disheartening as it is wrong...thanks Cal
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