May 11, 2015

Bill McKibben Responds to White House Decision on Arctic Drilling

May 11, 2015
Contact: Karthik Ganapathy, (347) 881-3784

In response to a White House decision allowing Shell to drill for oil in the Arctic Ocean, co-founder Bill McKibben issued the following statement:

“Shell helped melt the Arctic and now they want to drill in the thawing waters; it beggars belief that the Obama administration is willing to abet what amounts to one of the greatest acts of corporate irresponsibility in the planet’s history. Arctic oil, like tar sands, is exactly the sort of carbon we need to leave underground if we’re going to have any chance of avoiding catastrophe.”