You Rock and Victory: Over Shell?


Dear Kevin,

Share the Victory: 
Shell is out of the Arctic Ocean in 2014!

Thank you for your help making this happen! Read more on Facebook, and if you have a Facebook account, share our post.

You. Rock. Thanks to your comments, your support and your advocacy, today Shell Oil Company announced that it is backing out of drilling in the Arctic Ocean for 2014. 

This is your victory! For years, we have been fighting against Shell’s efforts to drill in America’s Arctic Ocean. We highlighted Shell’s disastrous 2012 program that culminated with its drilling rig running aground near Kodiak Island, Alaska. Shell had to abandon its 2013 drilling plans due to its own lack of preparedness, broken drill rigs and technical failures, together with Alaska’s harsh and unpredictable conditions. And, by raising the profile of Shell’s mishaps and continuing to push back against its horrendous 2014 plan, you helped us show America that no oil company is ready to drill in the Arctic.

This 2014 victory comes on the heels of a federal court decision last week which determined that the Department of the Interior violated the law when it sold offshore oil and gas leases in Alaska’s Chukchi Sea, including the leased areas where Shell now wants to drill. 

Even the Wall Street Journal – the paper of record within the business community – today concluded that Shell has been forced to abandon its plans because of poor planning and focusing its priorities elsewhere, saying that for now Shell has bitten off more than it can chew: “We will have to wait at least a year to see if Shell is prepared to write off all that spending, and walk away completely.”

Learn more on Facebook and please share the post far and wide because we will continue to need your help and support to make sure Shell stays out for good!


Cindy Shogan

P.S. We’ll need your help soon to keeping Shell out of the Arctic Ocean, so stay tuned!

About eslkevin

I am a peace educator who has taken time to teach and work in countries such as the USA, Germany, Japan, Nicaragua, Mexico, the UAE, Kuwait, Oman over the past 4 decades.
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