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8 Reasons Why Shell Can’t be Trusted in the Arctic – January 4, 2013

The running aground of Shell's drilling rig is another example of how incapable it is of operating safely in one of the planet's most remote and extreme regions

Shell's most recent 'mishap' a few days ago was not the first setback the oil giant has suffered in its plans to drill for oil in the Arctic. In fact, it's the eighth in a growing list of reasons why Shell should not be trusted in the Arctic.

shell rig Photo courtesy US Coast Guard/Greenpeace Shell's attempts to drill for oil in the freezing Chukchi and Beaufort Seas have been hit by a series
of mishaps.

1. Shell has no idea how much an oil spill clean-up would cost

In March 2012, in response to questions from the UK's Parliamentary Environmental Audit Committee, Peter Velez,… more

by: Franziska Grobke

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