[Source: NRDC Biogems]
Shell’s rush to drill in the Polar Bear Seas produced another blunder this month.
One of the company’s oil rigs, carrying 150,000 gallons of diesel fuel and petroleum products, ran aground near Alaska’s Kodiak Island.
Shell continues to claim it can operate safely in the Arctic’s harsh weather conditions, with its frigid temperatures, churning seas, punishing winds and prolonged darkness. The latest debacle provides more evidence that Big Oil is woefully unprepared to drill in America’s fragile Arctic.
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