Press Releases

LCV Statement on Conditional Approval of Shell to Begin Arctic Drilling

Jul 22, 2015

WASHINGTON, DC – LCV President Gene Karpinski issued the following statement on the Obama Administration’s conditional approval of Shell to begin drilling in America’s Arctic Ocean:

“Shell has provided zero confidence it can be trusted to operate in a remote, pristine, and unforgiving environment like the Arctic Ocean.  We have other, cleaner ways to power our economy that don’t risk a devastating oil spill or increase the pollution fueling climate change.  We will continue to make the case that Arctic Ocean drilling—by Shell or any other oil company—is incompatible with President Obama’s strong record on and desire to address climate change.”