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Shell Just Announced That It Was Stopping Its Arctic Drilling Program for 2012!


Environment  (tags: destruction, ecosystems, Alaska, oil drilling, Shell, Obama, nature, habitatdestruction, wildlife, environment, endangered, oceans )

Nancy
- 678 days ago - us.greenpeace.org
Shell was set to kickstart the Arctic oil rush. The company had already invested seven years and about $5,000,000,000 to make it happen. But thanks to Mother Nature, its own incompetence and the millions of people who have taken action to save the Arctic



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Cheryl B. (64)
Tuesday September 18, 2012, 4:09 am
great news
 

Cheryl B. (64)
Tuesday September 18, 2012, 4:10 am
great news
 

Teresa Cowley (273)
Tuesday September 18, 2012, 4:26 am
Wonderful news--and I'm so glad they've already spent so much money!!!
 

Past Member (0)
Tuesday September 18, 2012, 4:27 am
Fantastic news.
 

Teresa W. (661)
Tuesday September 18, 2012, 5:04 am
great news
 

Pat A. (117)
Tuesday September 18, 2012, 5:42 am
Thanks Nancy
 

Ben Oscarsito (355)
Tuesday September 18, 2012, 6:12 am
"...This is a big victory for environmentalists –but the issue is far from over. Shell Oil is only postponing Arctic drilling plans, not ending them. A potential 400,000 barrels of oil a day and an eventual 10 billion in profits keep Shell enticed by Arctic oil...." So, hold Your horses...
I say: -Get the sHELL out of the Arctic forever!

 

Dave C. (213)
Tuesday September 18, 2012, 12:15 pm
keep fighting, this one ain't over to say the least.....my father-in-law suggested they are just waiting to see if R/R boys win because then it will get a sHELL of a lot easier and they won't need any safety plans....

We need to give up just seeing the world as humanity's to plunder and realize we owe the future a chance, too.......
 

Lynne Buckley (0)
Tuesday September 18, 2012, 12:42 pm
Good news.
 

Allan Yorkowitz (452)
Tuesday September 18, 2012, 12:44 pm
The longer they stay away, the better.
 

Rebecca Cowart (0)
Tuesday September 18, 2012, 12:50 pm
noted....I am so very thrilled to read this good news...the polar bears are becoming extinct, so we now have some animal lovers making the right decisions for now.....let's pray that it will continue to protect them!!!! they are such magnificent animals.
 

Past Member (0)
Tuesday September 18, 2012, 12:50 pm
Obama ok'd it to begin with.
 

Christine Knighton (7)
Tuesday September 18, 2012, 1:00 pm
Woopeeeeee!!! for now!!

But we shall have to watch them!!!!
 

Mary D. (64)
Tuesday September 18, 2012, 1:12 pm
This is great. I love animals, and I too want to protect them. I just hope that everyone gets on this bandwagon. The animals live on Planet Earth, too.
 

Dianne D. (455)
Tuesday September 18, 2012, 1:14 pm
Great news for 2012, but we need them to drop it forever.
 

. (0)
Tuesday September 18, 2012, 1:35 pm
best news today!
 

Christine W. (10)
Tuesday September 18, 2012, 2:13 pm
Great news !!!
 

kye j. (41)
Tuesday September 18, 2012, 2:36 pm
Unfortunately this is just a temporary halt not permanent.We need to place a permanent ban on artic drilling
 

kye j. (41)
Tuesday September 18, 2012, 2:36 pm
Unfortunately this is just a temporary halt not permanent.We need to place a permanent ban on arctic drilling
 

Christeen Anderson (479)
Tuesday September 18, 2012, 2:45 pm
This news is wonderful. We must stay diligent.
 

Dianna M. (13)
Tuesday September 18, 2012, 2:55 pm
The email sent to me yesterday said, "Shell 0 Environmentalists 1."

Okay, let's have a look at that:

On July 14, 2012, the Shell ship Noble Discovery runs aground

On Sept. 9, the Royal Dutch Shell drops a drill bit into the Chukchi Sea
On Sept. 10, a mass of ice 12 miles by 30 miles wanders by, forcing Shell to move away from the drill site.

I’d say the score is: Shell 0, Arctic Sea 3.
 

Joanne Dixon (36)
Tuesday September 18, 2012, 3:06 pm
Yes, great news for now, but expect another fight nest year. They never learn!
 

Gene Jacobson (246)
Tuesday September 18, 2012, 3:17 pm
Best news I've heard today. I hope those fools NEVER get another chance.
 

valda p. (13)
Tuesday September 18, 2012, 3:28 pm
Great news for the polar bears and other arctic animals and the environment -thank you Shell for not proceeding -it would have been a disarster.
 

llouise Woychesko (1)
Tuesday September 18, 2012, 6:37 pm
Good news. But I don't think it's over yet. They'll be at it again - soon. We must stay vigilant.
 

Monica D. (580)
Tuesday September 18, 2012, 7:22 pm
Good news. The world needs to move away from oil.
 

LMj Sunshine (121)
Tuesday September 18, 2012, 7:42 pm
TY!
 

Joan M. (1091)
Tuesday September 18, 2012, 7:58 pm
This is good news, but it is only for 2012, we need to keep the pressure on so that it becomes permanent. Thanks Nancy
 

Eugene C. (3)
Tuesday September 18, 2012, 8:26 pm
This is truly wonderful news, now we need to make sure it NEVER comes into our waters, full stop!
 

Robin T. (14)
Wednesday September 19, 2012, 12:15 am
The Arctic has gained another six months, great news but be warned the main reason is they haven't got enough time left this year after having had to move the rig due to the massive iceberg headed in their direction.
NOW is the time to fight them, we have a few months to make sure they don't get started next year. If we don't get it right they will quietly move out and once they have dropped anchor in the Arctic it will be a lot harder to get them out.
BAN ALL ARTIC AND OFF-SHORE DRILLING.
 

Sonny Honrado (6)
Wednesday September 19, 2012, 1:22 am
Great news.
 

theodoros k. (5)
Wednesday September 19, 2012, 3:22 am
great news , bless you all
 

john byrne (52)
Wednesday September 19, 2012, 5:49 am

delighted to see they SHELLED out more than 5 big ones. thats a start at least to natural justice. rock on people we can make a difference
 

Klaus Peters (9)
Wednesday September 19, 2012, 8:25 am
Great news, an uneasy peace. Shell will now bribe polititions and career oriented lawyers will have a go for $$$$. We should not rest on a minor success. In a few months it will be a totally different ballgame.
 

Ruth S. (314)
Wednesday September 19, 2012, 9:08 am
Wonderful!!
 

Sergio Padilla (62)
Wednesday September 19, 2012, 11:02 am
Great, good for now, I hope they never drill there!
 

Birgitta S. (221)
Wednesday September 19, 2012, 11:33 am
WOW!! Hope it stands 4ever (said it with my l´english)
 

Brian M. (145)
Wednesday September 19, 2012, 11:52 am
Shell, like any other major corporation, cannot be trusted. It will most likely wait until after the election to propose re-starting its planet-killing program of drilling. What will it take for our species to end our addiction to fossil fuels?
 

Barbara Erdman (63)
Wednesday September 19, 2012, 12:28 pm
Great News!!! Nancy :-) Thnx ...
 

Kerstin Strobl (330)
Wednesday September 19, 2012, 1:39 pm
Thank you Nancy
 

Winnie Rosaline (8)
Thursday September 20, 2012, 6:05 am
Wonderful news! And now we'll make sure they'll never set foot on arctic again!
 

Natalie Away J. (125)
Friday September 21, 2012, 11:52 pm
Really great news!!
 

Allan Yorkowitz (452)
Saturday September 22, 2012, 2:18 pm
Great news - I am still uncomfortable with their iincompetence.
 

Mary T. (188)
Saturday September 22, 2012, 3:32 pm
Score a big one for Mother Nature for now, Lets make sure they don't ever get to drill there.
 

Carol H. (229)
Monday September 24, 2012, 5:59 am
noted, thanks Nancy
 

Yvonne F. (163)
Thursday September 27, 2012, 3:48 am
But what about 2013?????????? There is now a Frensh oil company who are opposed to any drilling in the Artic! Let's hope the politicians are listening to them!
Thanks for posting
 

SANDRA R. (147)
Friday October 12, 2012, 2:55 am
Great news. Thank you Nancy.
 
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