For Immediate Release
Karthik Ganapathy, (347) 881-3784
350 Statement on Shell & Arctic Drilling
WASHINGTON - After Royal Dutch Shell announced its intention to abandon drilling plans in the Arctic Ocean “for the forseeable future,” 350.org Executive Director May Boeve issued the following statement:
“Drilling for oil in the Arctic Ocean has always been a misguided disaster; it would worsen climate change and almost certainly result in expensive and damaging spills. Today, thanks to the work of dedicated activists in Seattle and across the world, even the most irresponsible company on Earth was forced to admit that Arctic drilling simply doesn’t make sense.
This is a huge win, and ramps up pressure on the Obama administration even more to nix future Arctic leases for good. Three points makes a trend: coming on the heels of an announcement by a front-runner Presidential candidate against Keystone XL, and dimmer prospects than ever for Adani’s coal mine in Australia’s Galilee basin, today’s news makes it clear our movement is succeeding in defusing the biggest carbon bombs on the planet.”
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