Shell lost control of an Arctic offshore drilling rig

Exposing the Big Game

 

Ted Danson with Oceana via Change.org

Oil giant Shell’s efforts to drill in the Arctic Ocean have been plagued by mistakes and near disasters. The company even lost control of an offshore drilling rig – allowing it to run aground in Alaska. You saw the destruction that the BP Deepwater Horizon oil spill caused to the Gulf in 2010. Imagine that same devastation brought to the Arctic – one of the most unique and important places left on earth. 

Now, after years of failing to find safe ways to drill in the Arctic, Shell is asking the federal government to extend its leases by five years.

I’m calling on the Bureau of Safety and Environmental Enforcement (BSEE) to deny Shell’s request for five more years to explore for offshore oil drilling in the Arctic. Please click here to join me.

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