No Reckless Drilling in the Arctic
Tell Secretary Salazar: I stand with Ocean Conservancy against Shell’s reckless plans to drill for oil in the Arctic.
There’s no proof Shell can effectively clean up a spill in the Arctic
The last tests conducted in the U.S. Arctic were done 12 years ago, and they were “failures.”
A spill recovery effort in the Arctic Ocean could face sea ice up to 25 feet thick, hurricane-force storms and 20-foot swells.
The Arctic has extremely limited infrastructure -- there are no roads, only a few small airports and the nearest Coast Guard station is 1,000 miles away.
Shell recently admitted that in a worst-case spill scenario, its recovery plans pledge only to “encounter” 95 percent of the oil—not necessarily to clean it up.