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Wed Jan 9, 2013, 08:32 PM

Salazar: 'So many' Shell Arctic Mishaps 'Troubling'

Source: Anchorage Daily News


WASHINGTON -- Interior Secretary Ken Salazar said Wednesday he is concerned about the series of blunders surrounding Shell's recent Arctic drilling and is looking to a government investigation for answers.

"We don't know what went wrong, and that's why it's important that this high-level review occur," Salazar told reporters. "There is a troubling sense that I have that so many things went wrong."

Although Salazar stressed that the Obama administration remains committed to Arctic energy development, he stopped short of saying Shell would be able to resume drilling exploratory oil wells in the Chukchi and Beaufort seas this summer.

In announcing the "expedited, high-level assessment" of Shell's 2012 Arctic drilling program on Tuesday, the Interior Department pledged the inquiry would be complete within 60 days and would "help inform future permitting processes in the region."

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Read more: http://www.adn.com/2013/01/09/2747153/salazar-so-many-shell-arctic-mishaps.html



Maybe the Interior Department will come to its senses with regard to offshore arctic drilling (when pigs fly?)

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Response to Blue_In_AK (Original post)

Wed Jan 9, 2013, 08:34 PM

1. But but but

Obama's seriously considering having a climate summit.

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Response to Blue_In_AK (Original post)

Wed Jan 9, 2013, 08:38 PM

2. Record Profits = not spending any money on safety

Q.E.D.

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Response to Blue_In_AK (Original post)

Wed Jan 9, 2013, 08:51 PM

3. We need to tell Obama and Salazar...NO DRILLING IN THE ARCTIC!

It's not safe now and never will be! Their is no way to clean up if there were an oil spill. Not with Arctic weather. It took 3 months to stop the leak in in the Gulf. I can't imagine them ever getting it capped and cleaned up in the Arctic. What about the polar bears and sea life?

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Response to Blue_In_AK (Original post)

Wed Jan 9, 2013, 08:52 PM

4. They really do think we're stupid...

 

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Response to Blue_In_AK (Original post)

Wed Jan 9, 2013, 08:56 PM

5. Salazar is part of the problem, keeps giving in to Big Oil :-(

There's no solution with this captain of industry at the helm of our environmental policy, which is in shambles.

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Response to Blue_In_AK (Original post)

Wed Jan 9, 2013, 09:05 PM

6. And that's why you're rescinding their permits to drill in the Arctic, so as to safeguard . . .

Oh, sorry, never mind.

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Response to Blue_In_AK (Original post)

Wed Jan 9, 2013, 09:27 PM

7. If you are playing an end game, safety and pollution

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Response to Blue_In_AK (Original post)

Wed Jan 9, 2013, 09:40 PM

8. We have given billions of our tax dollars to subsidize Big Oil to improve their methods. And yet

they remain reckless and use clean up technologies that are decades old, and poisonous chemical dispersants just to improve the optics of the spills.

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Response to Overseas (Reply #8)

Thu Jan 10, 2013, 07:15 AM

10. +1

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Response to Blue_In_AK (Original post)

Thu Jan 10, 2013, 12:02 AM

9. Troubling? NOW you come out and worry, Kenny?

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Response to Blue_In_AK (Original post)

Thu Jan 10, 2013, 07:16 AM

11. "We don't know what went wrong ..." Well, I do. You gave them a permit!!!

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Response to Blue_In_AK (Original post)

Thu Jan 10, 2013, 11:22 AM

12. As far as I have heard, there have been no spills in the Arctic

There have been issues concerning ice floes and some other problems, but, as far as I have heard, there have been no injuries to personnel or any spills of any kind. Shell's safety record appears to be a far sight better than BP or Exxon, for instance.

Still, I would rather we didn't drill in the Artic, or much of anywhere for that matter. We could get all the energy we need from renewables like solar, wind, water, and hemp. The major oil companies still have a stranglehold on Congress.

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Response to Blue_In_AK (Original post)

Thu Jan 10, 2013, 02:11 PM

13. Worst Sec of Int since James Watt...and I thought he'd NEVER be equalled...

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