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LCV Statement on Shell Abandoning Arctic Drilling

Contact: Seth Stein, (202) 454-4573 or

September 28, 2015  

Washington, DC – Today, following Shell’s decision to abandon Arctic drilling, LCV President Gene Karpinski issued the following statement:

"Good riddance Shell! We are thrilled that Shell is abandoning its plans to drill in the Arctic Ocean. Arctic drilling threatens the local environment and contributes to global climate change. We hope the Obama Administration will take this opportunity to turn against Arctic drilling once and for all and block future efforts by Big Oil to drill in this pristine, remote, and unforgiving area. Now is the time to accelerate our transition to clean energy."


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