arctic drilling

Greenpeace activists dressed in polar bear costumes and holding banners stage a protest against the heading of the an icebreaker for Shell's Arctic oil drilling project in the north of Alaska. (Photo by MICHAL CIZEK/AFP/GettyImages)

Arctic Drilling Creeps Forward Now, And In 5 Years

Shell is sending the capping stack, skimmers, boom and a containment dome on board a flotilla accompanying drill ships to Alaska’s northern shores as part of a spill response plan that has the blessing of Interior Secretary Ken Salazar. Shell expects final approvals within weeks and drilling by late this month.

07/02/2012

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