SHAME ON SHELL! Big oil sueing environmental groups to drill in the arctic!

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I just received this news and wanted to share it with you! SHAME ON SHELL!

Shell Oil has done it again. The oil giant just filed another lawsuit against the Center for Biological Diversity and 13 other environmental groups who are trying to protect the Arctic from dangerous drilling.

I wanted you to hear it from us first -- and know what we're doing about it.

The Center's blocked every offshore drilling proposal in the Arctic since 2007. Shell knows we're effective, so it's trying to take us out with another preemptive attack.

But we're not going to be scared off by outrageous lawsuits. We're fighting on every front to stop Shell's plans to drill in the Arctic this summer.

In fact we just filed a legal challenge against air permits that would allow the company to do just that.

The pristine Arctic -- home to polar bears, walruses and seals -- is too fragile to turn into an oil-drilling industrial zone with pollution, oil spills and lasting devastation.

But Shell is determined to drill. Its latest lawsuit targets our work to enforce laws protecting marine mammals like whales and seals from the devastating impacts of sound from drilling.

In its first suit, the oil giant is also trying to get us to pay its legal fees, which will likely run into the hundreds of thousands of dollars.

We won't be bullied by Shell. The Arctic is just too important to hand over to oil companies.

Thank you for standing with us to fight these obnoxious intimidation lawsuits. The Center will stay in this fight for as long as it takes to keep the Arctic, and all its wild inhabitants, alive.

We'll keep you updated as we move ahead to protect the Arctic and fight off Shell's suits against the Center and our allies.

Thanks for standing with us.

Kierán Suckling
Executive Director
Center for Biological Diversity

P.S. The Center's been fighting to protect the Arctic and its incredible wildlife for more than a decade. You can read on our website about what we're doing now to stop the Far North from being destroyed.

MrsBJLee's picture
Feb. 17, 2012 9:45 am


Here is a link to an email appeal from the Sierra Club I received asking people to call the White House on 5/15/12 in protest of the Arctic oil drilling :

Jul. 7, 2011 12:13 pm

WOW....THANK YOU FOR THAT! I sincerely hope that people on this website will get involved as we try to present what they can simply do to make a HUGE DIFFERENCE!!

Even though they wanted us to do it on 5/15 I still say this is SO IMPORTANT that if you have not done it already, call the Presidents line and check for email appeals. If I find any more out there i will try and get them posted here. I hope you will continue to do so also. THANK YOU AGAIN.

MrsBJLee's picture
Feb. 17, 2012 9:45 am

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