VICTORY: Shell Oil's Plans for Unsafe Arctic Drilling Halted

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In November of 2013, Shell Oil announced plans to drill in the waters of America’s Arctic Ocean, a plan that threatened the wildlife, human communities, and environmental stability of the region. That’s why the organization Earthjustice started a MoveOn Petition asking the Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM) to keep the Arctic free of unsafe oil drilling. On Wednesday, federal court judges ruled that the BOEM had provided a faulty environmental impact statement on drilling in the Chukchi Sea. The ruling hampered Shell’s plans to drill this summer, and the company announced this week that it will postpone its controversial Arctic program at least another year.

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