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What are the potential risks of oil drilling in the Arctic and how prepared is the world to handle a catastrophic spill?
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Board: Oil drilling risks remain from device woes

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WASHINGTON (AP) — The key last-ditch safety device that failed to prevent the 2010 BP oil spill remains a potentially catastrophic problem today for some offshore drilling, according to a U.S. U.S. safety board investigation.

The Department Of Interior’s Contradictory Policies On Arctic Drilling

Issues & Causes / Climate Change : Climate Progress

by Kiley Kroh In a decision yesterday on offshore drilling in the Arctic, the Department of Interior undermined its own authority on regulating potentially devastating oil spills in the region. Just like the cleanup of an oil spill ...

Shell Accused Of Misleading Its Shareholders About The Risks Of Arctic Drilling

Issues & Causes / Climate Change : Climate Progress

A Tuesday legal filing accuses Shell of hiding from company shareholders the monetary risks of an Arctic oil spill. The post Shell Accused Of Misleading Its Shareholders About The Risks Of Arctic Drilling appeared first on ThinkProg...

Potential Oil Spill Concerns Arise As Shell Begins Arctic Drilling

US Politics / Liberal : Firedoglake

There is increasing concern that Shell’s presence in the Arctic will lead to an oil spill, as the company begins to drill in the Chukcki Sea off the shore of Alaska. Shell is no stranger to the Chukchi Sea. In 1988, the firm spent $...

Can Shell afford the risks of Arctic drilling?

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How much oil would make Shell’s controversial Arctic bid profitable? And what would be the impact of a catastrophic oil spill?

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