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Getting the Facts Straight
Recently, in a public letter from senior attorney Robert F. Kennedy, Jr., the NRDC made claims that Shell’s plans for exploration offshore Alaska do not include the proper safety protocols and response plans required for drilling in the Arctic.
Furthermore, the NRDC claims that Shell would be unable to contain a blowout in the region and would, in turn, negatively impact local communities and wildlife. This is false.
Shell has developed and operated facilities in freezing temperatures and sensitive environments safely and responsibly for more than 40 years. There has never been an oil spill caused by a blowout from offshore exploration or production drilling off the coast of Alaska or in the Canadian Arctic. That’s not by accident. We remain confident in our ability to operate in the Arctic in a safe, environmentally responsible manner - with no harm to people, marine mammals or the environment.