Greenpeace Response to Shell Abandoning 2012 Arctic Drilling

Media release - September 17, 2012
Greenpeace Response to Shell Abandoning 2012 Arctic Drilling

In response to Royal Dutch Shell’s decision to abandon its 2012 drilling program after failing to get the proper spill response equipment in place, Greenpeace US Deputy Campaigns Director Dan Howells said:

“Shell spent nearly $5 billion to exploit global warming for profit this summer, but the Arctic is proving to be the company’s Waterloo.  History will show what a catastrophic miscalculation the company has made in the region, and that it has ignored the world’s top scientists as well as the nearly two million people around the world who have joined Greenpeace’s Save the Arctic campaign at its peril.  Today’s news is vindication for the efforts of the global movement to stop Shell, but the fight continues.  The fragile Arctic environment should be off-limits to industrial exploitation, and the worldwide Save the Arctic campaign won’t stop until the region wins protection.”