Skip to main content

Why are the billionaires always laughing?

Because they know the corporate media will never call bullshit on their bullshit.

For Immediate Release

Contact

Stephen Kretzmann, steve [at] priceofoil [dot] org

Press Release

Oil Change International Response to Latest Shell Arctic Drilling Permit Approval

WASHINGTON -

In response to the Department of Interior’s Bureau of Safety and Environmental Enforcement (BSEE) conditional approval for Royal Dutch Shell to drill in the Chukchi Sea offshore Alaska, Stephen Kretzmann, Executive Director of Oil Change International, released the following statement:

“The Obama Administration should put Shell out of its misery. They have wasted billions on the hunt for unburnable carbon and wreaked havoc on everything they come in contact with in their Arctic exploits. This is obviously a disappointing approval, but at least the Administration made it clear that Shell cannot actually drill for oil until or unless the Fennica, its latest piece of damaged equipment, makes it back from repairs in Portland. Even then, they will need another permit from the administration. Now all eyes are on Portland as Kayakativists converge on the City of Roses for Round 2 of the People vs. Shell.”

###

Oil Change International is a research, communications, and advocacy organization focused on exposing the true costs of fossil fuels and facilitating the ongoing transition to clean energy.

Lancet Report Warns Planetary Crisis Will Spur More Infectious Diseases, Climate Refugees

While raising alarm about an "increasingly extreme and unpredictable environment," experts emphasize that "the world is faced with an unprecedented opportunity to ensure a healthy future for all."

Jessica Corbett ·



'Hanging Your Constituents Out to Dry': 5 Sinema Advisers Quit in Protest

"You have become one of the principal obstacles to progress, answering to big donors rather than your own people."

Brett Wilkins ·


Leaked Docs Reveal Fossil Fuel-Soaked Nations Lobbying to Sabotage Climate Action

"They are using every opportunity to protect their corporate interests and continue with business as usual while the planet burns."

Andrea Germanos ·


Big Pharma, Rich Nations Have Delivered Just 14% of Vaccine Doses Promised to Poor Nations

"It is painfully clear that the developing world cannot rely on the largesse and charity of rich nations and pharmaceutical companies, and hundreds of thousands of people are dying from Covid-19 as a result."

Julia Conley ·

Support our work.

We are independent, non-profit, advertising-free and 100% reader supported.

Subscribe to our newsletter.

Quality journalism. Progressive values.
Direct to your inbox.

Subscribe to our Newsletter.


Common Dreams, Inc. Founded 1997. Registered 501(c3) Non-Profit | Privacy Policy
Common Dreams Logo