Environmentalists warned of the dangers of drilling in the Arctic, but Shell convinced politicians, including President Obama, they would be able to extract the oil with minimal damage.
The long list of mishaps and near-disasters from the company's failed attempts to drill in the Arctic prove that "successful" Arctic drilling just isn't possible.
President Obama granted Shell drilling permits even though an environmental disaster would have an effect on many other countries.
Shell needs to take a permanent break from drilling in the Arctic - not just a temporary one!
It's time for President Obama to abandon the idea of Arctic drilling completely. It's time the Arctic is declared off limits to industrial exploitation forever.
Tell President Obama to permanently protect the Arctic.