Oil drilling on US Arctic coasts suspended

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  • Furry1993 Ogden, UT
    Feb. 2, 2014 8:45 a.m.

    These companies already have plenty of leases that they can drill and develop. When they have exhausted all of their current leases, we can talk about them trying to drill in ecologically sensitive areas like the Arctic, and to develop more appropriate ways to drill to put lses risk on the ecology. Good decision to terminate operations at present.

  • GaryO Virginia Beach, VA
    Jan. 31, 2014 9:03 a.m.

    Good. It's better to err on the side of caution.

    It's not as if that oil is going anywhere.

    It will still be there after technology improves. Why rush to exploit those resources if current technology creates unacceptably high risks?

    Shell was wise to make that decision. How many countless billions would BP have saved if they had approached drilling in the Gulf a little less hurriedly and a little more sensibly? . . . not to mention the consequent environmental devastation.

  • Papaman6 Los Angeles, CA
    Jan. 30, 2014 4:57 p.m.

    It will be no surprise if China buys up those leases!

  • Anti Government Alpine, UT
    Jan. 30, 2014 9:08 a.m.

    Liberal environmentalists doing what they do best...suing companies, obfuscating, blocking, and generally doing anything they can to kill American jobs and increase our dependence on foreign oil from terrorist-sponsoring nations.

    The government won't grant permits at the request of the extreme environmentalists.

    Meanwhile terrorism and threats to innocent people grow because of this behavior.

    Talk about the party of "no".

    No to American jobs.

    No to oil/energy independence.

    No to fight/decrease revenues flowing to terrorist nations.

    Nice work.