Statoil joins Shell in backing out of drilling in the Chukchi Sea.
Shell Oil had recently agreed not to drill in the Arctic and the Obama administration is working on more Arctic protection. Things are looking up for the Arctic!
Environmental groups are celebrating after Shell announced its abandonment of offshore drilling exploration in the Arctic. “This is a victory for everyone who has stood up for the Arctic.”
Breaking News: Shell Oil calls it quits and abandons drilling in the Arctic.
Bernie Sanders along with 11 fellow senators sent a letter to President Obama urging him to cease Shell’s oil drilling in the Arctic. Because they believe there to be “utter hypocrisy in the current policy.”
As the Global Leadership in the Arctic—Cooperation, Innovation, Engagement, and Resilience (GLACIER) is underway, President Obama faces a backdrop of criticism of offshore oil drilling in the region.
President Obama will be traveling to the Arctic Circle in Alaska next week to discuss the importance of climate change. Shell’s dangerous arctic drilling plan threatens to worsen the environment. Hopefully Obama will be able to educate others and will help stop this from happening.
Despite President Obama’s historic climate action plan, he recently gave Shell the final approval to drill in the Arctic and is now defending his approval.