Gallery: Arctic Safe from Shell Drilling – for Now


Environmentalists threw a small victory party yesterday after Shell announced that it is abandoning its 2013 Arctic drilling plans, but the company insists that this is simply a pause. While the Obama administration gave Shell permits to conduct exploratory drilling in the Beaufort and Chukchi Seas, it also enforced very strict rules to prevent environmental catastrophe. But after several incidents, it became apparent that the oil giant is no match for the great white north.

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