Obama Supports Arctic Oil Drilling

There was some disturbing news this week about Shell Oil being granted permission for drilling in the Arctic ocean by the Obama administration.  The BP spill proved the oil industry does not know how to respond to a spill – and that was in a warm climate close to civilization.  A quote in the article says it best.

““Hard questions need to be asked about any oil company’s ability to mount a response to a major oil spill in hurricane-force winds, high seas, broken and shifting sea ice, subzero temperatures, and months of fog and darkness,”

The article also discusses how there is zero difference between the Bush administration and the Obama administration in terms of drilling policy.  A spill in the Arctic would be devastating to the only intact ecosystem left in the United States.

Read the NY Times article on drilling here.


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