Shell games in Alaska.......and elsewhere

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I was so thrilled when I head that Shell was no longer going to drill in the Arctic but then I read the following article.

http://www.fossilfreeca.org/shell-games-in-alaska/

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I was listening to the news today while house keeping and they were talking about Shell and the on going oil spill pollution that's been happening for so many years in Nigeria, when something the newscaster said really captured my attention. I heard the number 1600 oil spills and the date 2007. I wasn't exactly sure if they were saying that Shell spilled 1600 times by 2007 or if there had been 1600 spills some by Shell, because I missed part of the broadcast so I decided to see what I could find on the net. Here is an article although it's dated back in 2013, it seems to shed light on the topic quite clearly.

http://www.nytimes.com/2013/01/31/business/global/dutch-court-rules-shel...

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This article dated back in 2010 has some startling information. For instance I didn't know>>>>

Experts estimate that some 13 million barrels of oil have been spilt in the Niger Delta since oil exploration began in 1958. This is the equivalent of one Exxon Valdez every year for 50 years.

http://www.nytimes.com/2010/06/05/opinion/05iht-edejikeme.html?_r=0

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