BP leak not bad enough to stop Shell in Alaska

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?

One thought on “BP leak not bad enough to stop Shell in Alaska

  1. I’m glad I don’t have any children. Sounds abrasive, but a world with this much obstinacy, stupidity, and greed is not something I could foist upon an innocent.
    If it weren’t for our descendants, no one would care (or need to care) about the future or what we’re doing to the planet. The problem is we already have too many people who don’t seem to care.

... and that's my two cents