Obama’s April Fool’s Joke Approving Shell Arctic Drilling
By John Donovan
On 1st April 2015, President Obama’s administration upheld a 2008 lease sale facilitating Shell’s return to oil and gas drilling off Alaska.
See this Reuters Report: Here’s why Obama is approving Artic Drilling again
This decision despite Shell’s farcical exploits in 2012. Many readers will recall that a Shell hired drilling rig – a rusty ancient vessel – ran aground after Shell sent it to sea despite a storm warning.
The reckless move was made in an attempt to evade taxes. Shell admitted, then denied, then admitted, that this was the case.