The Obama Administration has just given Shell a tentative go-ahead to begin drilling this summer off the coastline of the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge—the polar bear’s most important onshore denning ground in Alaska.
~ Robert F. Kennedy, Jr., NRDC Senior Attorney
Update September 17, 2012: Shell has suspended drilling due to damage to testing mishap. But we need to keep the pressure on!
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According to the government’s own estimates, there’s a very real danger of at least one major oil spill if Shell moves forward with full-scale production. Even worse, the oil industry has no proven method for cleaning up oil in the Arctic’s ice-filled waters. So the death toll of oil-soaked and poisoned polar bears, whales and seals would be unimaginable.
Robert F. Kennedy
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