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Tuesday, June 02, 2015

Noooooo! :(


- image from Wikipedia's Arctic Ocean page

U.S. Will Allow Drilling for Oil in Arctic Ocean ...

The Obama administration on Monday gave conditional approval to allow Shell to start drilling for oil off the Alaskan coast this summer, a major victory for the petroleum industry and a devastating blow to environmentalists.

An editorial from The New York Tikes ... No to Arctic Drilling ... here's just the beginning of it ...

ABOUT 55,000 gallons of oil have escaped into the North Sea since last week from a leaky pipeline operated by Royal Dutch Shell, about 100 miles off Scotland.

Last year, Americans watched in mounting fury as the oil industry and the federal government struggled for five disastrous months to contain the much larger BP blowout in the Gulf of Mexico.

Now imagine the increased danger and difficulty of trying to cope with a similar debacle off Alaska’s northern coast, where waters are sealed by pack ice for eight months of each year, gales roil fog-shrouded seas with waves up to 20 feet high and the temperature, combined with the wind chill, feels like 10 degrees below zero by late September ...


I'm reading this after just reading about an oil spill much closer to home in Santa Barbara ... Q&A: Things to know about the Santa Barbara oil spill

Maybe there's some hope ... Shell's Arctic oil drilling faces fresh court challenge from environmental groups

If you care about the environment, I encourage you to let President Obama know you are against drilling in the Arctic.

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