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Potentially toxic fate of gray whales in Beaufort and Chukchi seas

BY A FORMER EMPLOYEE OF SHELL OIL USA

John,

I don’t have time to spend writing much of an article for you on Alaska and Shell’s drilling plans, but I will make an observation that I am sure the WWF has considered, but then maybe not.

California gray whales migrate to the Beaufort and Chukchi seas every summer to feed. These areas are their summer feeding grounds. Literally. Gray whales are interesting because unlike other baleen whales the gray whales are bottom feeders. They scoop up large amounts of mud off the ocean bottom and then strain it through their baleen plates for shrimp, crustaceans, small fish, etc. read more

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Persistence: Shell applies again for offshore permit

Daily News – Miner
newsminer.com

10 October 2010
Editorial

Shell isn’t giving up easily on its investment in oil fields off Alaska’s coastline. Last week, the oil company once again applied to federal officials for a permit to drill an exploratory well in the Beaufort Sea — this time in the summer of 2011. It’s in Alaska’s interest that the process works this time and the company gains the necessary permission slips.

Shell’s efforts to drill exploratory wells on its Beaufort Sea offshore leases have been stymied for several years by court cases and administrative delays. It secured a significant victory in court this spring, with a decision from the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals that upheld Shell’s exploration plans for both the Beaufort and Chukchi seas.

Then the BP well in the Gulf of Mexico blew out and took Shell’s plans for this season with it.

In the wake of that explosion, Shell voluntarily strengthened its plans for dealing with any oil release from its proposed exploratory wells in the Arctic. It has committed to have a containment system on hand that would capture oil from a blowout, for example. Such a system was absent in the Gulf well disaster and, once it was built, didn’t work in the mile-deep waters. read more

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royaldutchshewllplc.com Wikipedia article October 2010

NOT IN THE WIKIPEDIA ARTICLE: WHAT IS REFERRED TO AS "A THIRD LAW SUIT" WAS IN FACT THE FOURTH. SHELL PAID ALL LEGAL COSTS AND JOHN DONOVAN RECEIVED A SECRET PAYMENT AS PART OF THE SETTLEMENT WHICH WAS NOT DISCLOSED TO THE TRIAL JUDGE. THE PAYMENT MADE BY SHELL TO THE SOLICITORS ACTING FOR JOHN DONOVAN WAS APPROVED BY SHELL CHAIRMAN, MARK MOODY-STUART, THE HUSBAND OF JUDY MOODY-STUART, WHO HAD PERSONALLY INTERVENED IN THE SAGA. SHELL SETTLED SEVEN COURT ACTIONS INCLUDING TWO FOR LIBEL BROUGHT BY THE DONOVANS. SHELL ALSO LOST THE WIPO ACTION BROUGHT AGAINST ALFRED DONOVAN BY SHELL INTERNATIONAL. SHELL HAS NOT WON A SINGLE CASE AGAINST THE DONOVANS

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