Shell Oil today received permission from U.S. federal court to go ahead with their plans to drill five exploratory wells off the Alaska coasts.
According to The Huffington Post:
Shell’s Chukchi exploration plan concluded that a large oil spill, such as a release from a blowout, would be rare. MMS agreed and said the probability of a large spill during exploration was “insignificant.”
Yeah, right. Sounds like what everybody said before the BP accident. What’s it going to take to shut these guys down until we find out what happened and make sure it never happens again?