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Arctic oil is high risk, high cost, and high carbon. In fact, it is downright crazy. It is truly the final frontier of how far Big Oil is willing to go for climate-destroying fossil fuels.


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Judy C (91)
Wednesday September 2, 2015, 2:47 pm
The Arctic Ocean is one of the final frontiers for Shell, which continues to spend billions of dollars each year in a race to dig up more fossil fuels, proving they couldn’t care less about the future of the climate.

Here are our top three reasons President Obama must put an end to Shell’s reckless pursuit of Arctic oil:

Unburnable carbon. Arctic oil is the ultimate in unburnable carbon. A recent study in the Journal Nature confirmed that there is no space for arctic oil in the world’s remaining carbon budget. Zero. Not only is arctic drilling a bad deal for the planet, but shareholders and investors are getting increasingly worried about ‘stranded assets’ — money spent on oil that can never be burned.
A shameful record. Shell has tried its hand at Arctic exploration, and their safety record reads like a bad joke. Safety equipment has been, “crushed like a beer can” in tests, and their drilling fleet has run aground, caught fire, failed to report multiple engine failures, and prompted dramatic coast guard rescue efforts funded by taxpayers.
Mission impossible. Government reports have concluded that if Arctic drilling were successful, the chances of a spill would be 75%. With waves as high as 40 feet, oil spills are nearly impossible to clean up. The region is still dealing with the remnants of the Exxon Valdez spill over two decades later. The sensitive Arctic is already bearing the brunt of a warming climate – subjecting it to giant oil spills would be irony at its best.

Arctic oil is high risk, high cost, and high carbon. In fact, it is downright crazy. It is truly the final frontier of how far Big Oil is willing to go for climate-destroying fossil fuels.

Animae C (509)
Wednesday September 2, 2015, 3:57 pm

T.Y. Judy

Dogan Ozkan (2)
Wednesday September 2, 2015, 4:08 pm
noted and signed

Past Member (0)
Wednesday September 2, 2015, 7:46 pm
Signed-thx Judy

Maria Teresa Schollhorn (42)
Wednesday September 2, 2015, 11:47 pm
Signed. Thanks Judy.

Sandra Ferri (114)
Thursday September 3, 2015, 1:12 am
N&S TY Judy

Barb SiteIssues V (202)
Thursday September 3, 2015, 2:30 am
Signed & Noted, Thank you

JL A (281)
Thursday September 3, 2015, 8:31 am
s&n; thanks for posting Judy

Bonnie Lynn M (1)
Thursday September 3, 2015, 12:56 pm
Petition signed. Thank you

Birgit W (160)
Thursday September 3, 2015, 2:31 pm

Past Member (0)
Thursday September 3, 2015, 2:54 pm
I think Obama is in the Arctic these days, no? :)

Christeen A (300)
Thursday September 3, 2015, 3:35 pm

Lois Jordan (63)
Thursday September 3, 2015, 3:41 pm
Signed & noted. Thanks, Judy.

Debra Phillips (77)
Friday September 4, 2015, 1:06 am
signed & noted

Angeles M (298)
Friday September 4, 2015, 3:23 am

Aaron Bouchard (158)
Friday September 4, 2015, 5:38 am
signed and noted thanks

Roger G (148)
Saturday September 5, 2015, 3:59 pm
signed, twitted, plusoned and noted, thanks

Past Member (0)
Wednesday September 9, 2015, 10:08 pm
Noted, signed---thanks Judy.
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