Shell’s Arctic drilling fleet is on the move — even before the US government has approved the final permits. As you read this, Shell is transporting an oil rig, the Polar Pioneer, across the Pacific, bound for the Arctic. And six bold people are following on the Greenpeace ship Esperanza.
Shell thinks its billions have bought it a free pass to drill in the Alaskan Arctic, but the one thing the company fears most is people like you and me — and millions of of us together — opposing Arctic drilling.
Over six million people around the world have already joined the movement against Arctic drilling. Together we can expose the truth about the company’s dangerous scheme.
This week marks 26 years since the disastrous Exxon Valdez oil spill, and it seems the industry still hasn’t learned from its mistakes. Last time Shell tried to drill in the Arctic, it grounded a drill rig on the Alaskan shore, endangering workers and Alaskan wildlife, and managed to destroy a containment dome.
If Shell pumps oil in the Arctic it’s only a matter of time before there is an oil spill that would be virtually impossible to clean up, leaving local people and marine life to suffer the consequences for many years to come.