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Shell's Chukchi Sea Drilling Halted For Safety Reasons


Environment  (tags: oil drilling, Arctic oil drilling, Shell, environment, destruction, humans, politics, world, wildlife, pollution, nature, oceans )

Cal
- 771 days ago - huffingtonpost.com
- Royal Dutch Shell on Monday was moving its drill ship off a prospect in the Chukchi Sea, a day after drilling began 70 miles off the Alaska coast because sea ice was moving toward the vessel.



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Maggie S. (40)
Monday September 10, 2012, 4:18 pm
Be nice if the sea ice would just mow them down. Now what happens when sea ice moves toward a rig in the sea? Did anybody think of that before letting these invaders in thee? BOYCOTT SHELL!! I have been doing that for a long time!
 

Jennifer C. (172)
Monday September 10, 2012, 5:10 pm
Thanks.
 

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Monday September 10, 2012, 6:53 pm


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Susanne R. (249)
Monday September 10, 2012, 7:50 pm
I'd like to believe that Big Oil worries about the safety of its crews, but it's more likely that they worry more about their expensive equipment and potential lawsuits. We all know that they don't worry about the environment.
 

JM A. (176)
Monday September 10, 2012, 8:23 pm
MAY THIS NEWS GET TO OBAMA FAST. SHELL DOES NOT TAKE ALL NECESSARY PRECAUTIONS & ACT WITH CONSCIOUSNESS REGARDING THE ENVIRONMENT. THEY MUST BE STOPPED BEFORE THEY GET TO THE ARTIC DRILLING!
 

Daniel Partlow (189)
Monday September 10, 2012, 11:42 pm
You go Maggie S, I don't ever use Shell gas either!
 

Past Member (0)
Tuesday September 11, 2012, 4:32 am
Thanks, noted.
 

Carol H. (229)
Tuesday September 11, 2012, 4:40 am
noted, thanks Cal
 

Janet R. (34)
Tuesday September 11, 2012, 4:45 am
Shell or any other oil company has no idea how to drill safely in the Arctic. I almost choked on my coffee when I read that line in the article. I am so annoyed with Obama for allowing them drill and then for allowing them to drill when their spill containment ship is miles away. That is just plain stupid and dangerous.
 

Pat A. (116)
Tuesday September 11, 2012, 8:17 am
25 m thick ice moving around the seas, heading for winter, and the Shell ship hasn't passed its safety requirements but has had them waived..... start praying everyone!!
 

pam w. (191)
Tuesday September 11, 2012, 10:32 am
I'm as anti-drilling as anyone...possibly more so.

BUT....until we have more dependable alternatives, our options are these....buy more oil from the Arabs (how do you like that?) or extract oil ourselves (which means some drilling) or cut down on production and triple our gas costs.

Which one do YOU prefer?

This is NOT a simple issue.
 

Brad Kraus (6)
Tuesday September 11, 2012, 12:13 pm
Hope it gets halted permanently.Thanks for posting.
 

janet f. (28)
Tuesday September 11, 2012, 12:19 pm
How pathetically ironic that a giant piece of moving sea ice, probably due to global warming, will shut down Shell's off-shore drilling.
 

Christeen Anderson (513)
Tuesday September 11, 2012, 12:21 pm
Yea. I hope it stops forever.
 

Tom Sullivan (98)
Tuesday September 11, 2012, 12:30 pm
Shell can go to hell! stop all drilling. Remember the Gulf Coast!
 

Dianne D. (460)
Tuesday September 11, 2012, 2:37 pm
Hope they stop all drilling in the oceans. There is oil on land and these companies have drilling rights for about 90% of the USA, but they want to go on public lands and the oceans to drill.
 

Kathy B. (100)
Tuesday September 11, 2012, 3:32 pm
In my dream scenario their equipment gets frozen in - forever - after the crew is safe of course.
 

Aletta Kraan (146)
Tuesday September 11, 2012, 3:37 pm
They should not be there anyway !
 

Terry V. (30)
Tuesday September 11, 2012, 4:22 pm
We are murdering our planet, thus ourselves.
 

Marianna Molnar Woods (9)
Wednesday September 12, 2012, 3:01 am
OK
 

john byrne (50)
Wednesday September 12, 2012, 6:07 am

shell dont give a stuff about anything only profits.ask the nigerians one of their people was hung in public at the behest of shell. ask the people in the west of Ireland who were jailed for protesting.the Irish gov.allowed this because their buddies in the former gov, sold the rights for personel gain.the new gov. upheld this travesty of justice because they have their noses in the same troff.where ever shell turns up there is problems. dont support any shell products until they listen.
 

Dave C. (216)
Wednesday September 12, 2012, 7:30 am
unfortunately so much other stuff going on in the world that this is low on Mr. Obama's radar right now, but I hope that the arctic/ice would do some major damage before Shell/greed/selfishness destroys them.....
 
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