Re: “Arctic oil drilling looks increasingly risky” (editorial, 1-22).
Excellent editorial. I might add that since 1956, Royal Dutch Shell has also had problems in Nigeria. Nigeria is one of the richest countries in Africa, and it sold its soul to Royal Dutch Shell years ago. Instead of saving and reusing the vented gas, it has continued to waste it and pollute Nigeria’s air, land and rivers. It’s tough to breathe, nothing grows in the soil and forget fishing in the toxic soup.
So I can only imagine a horrific, catastrophic blowout in the Arctic. Forget containment or cleanup. We better kiss the Inuits, whales, narwhals, seals, polar bears, krill and other vital creatures known and unknown good-bye.
Royal Dutch Shell does have a track record, and it’s horrific.