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Everything You Need to Know About Shell Oil and Arctic Offshore Drilling in Alaska Read more: Every

Popular mechanics -- After years of arguments over drilling in the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge (ANWR), the debate about Arctic oil exploration has moved offshore, into the waters of the Chukchi and Beaufort seas. Now Federal regulators appear close to granting the final permits that one company, Royal Dutch Shell, needs to commence drilling north of Alaska. If the operation goes forward this summer, it could mark the birth of an offshore oil industry in the Arctic Ocean. However, environmentalists and many of the Inupiat villagers who live in the region oppose drilling, fearing oil spills and other risks to wildlife. Here's everything you need to know about oil development in the Arctic Ocean

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Submitted Aug 05, 2012 By: mastermariner
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SycamoreISU
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Message Posted: Aug 6, 2012 7:45:02 AM

That's a little presumptious to assume that we wouldn't need (or want) to know anything else on the topic.
Ticoman54
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Message Posted: Aug 5, 2012 9:54:57 PM

Do it safely and do it right, but DO IT!!!
MidNJ
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Message Posted: Aug 5, 2012 8:01:27 PM

From the article:

"These (great) distances worry opponents of drilling, especially given the slow response to the Deepwater Horizon disaster in the Gulf of Mexico. They reason that if corporations couldn't get drilling right in the heart of the offshore oil industry, they don't stand a chance in the remote and forbidding Arctic.

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A very valid concern!!
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Message Posted: Aug 5, 2012 4:37:53 PM

Not good, watch and see.
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Message Posted: Aug 5, 2012 4:07:34 PM

OK.
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Message Posted: Aug 5, 2012 1:56:08 PM

Um, I think "Everything You Need to Know ..." might be a tad hyperbolic. But then this is Popular Mechanics, after all.

If you don't want to embarrass yourself, you might want to avoid citing an article you read in Popular Mechanics if you're discussing this subject with people who know anything about the situation.

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Message Posted: Aug 5, 2012 11:13:24 AM

interesting
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Message Posted: Aug 5, 2012 10:48:53 AM

It would be smarter to develop renewable energy sources.
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Message Posted: Aug 5, 2012 10:32:50 AM

Very interestng
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Message Posted: Aug 5, 2012 10:28:55 AM

I agree, Old Timer.
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Message Posted: Aug 5, 2012 10:17:58 AM

Do it right...........safety first.
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Message Posted: Aug 5, 2012 10:09:57 AM

Ok
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Message Posted: Aug 5, 2012 9:49:03 AM

Interesting
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Message Posted: Aug 5, 2012 9:42:11 AM

Interesting
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Message Posted: Aug 5, 2012 9:42:02 AM

b.s.
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Message Posted: Aug 5, 2012 9:41:58 AM

Just do it right ...
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Message Posted: Aug 5, 2012 9:41:41 AM

Oh well I know it all now.
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Message Posted: Aug 5, 2012 9:39:11 AM


Just do it right and safely.
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Message Posted: Aug 5, 2012 9:38:00 AM

Drill, drill, drill, Baby!
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Message Posted: Aug 5, 2012 9:37:58 AM

Their rich, thats all that I need to know
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Message Posted: Aug 5, 2012 9:36:48 AM

ok
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Message Posted: Aug 5, 2012 9:36:10 AM

Unusually heavy ice? I guess global warming doesn't apply here.
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Message Posted: Aug 5, 2012 9:34:57 AM

I am no longer interested in Shell the second 'oilbaron' in the world!
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Message Posted: Aug 5, 2012 9:34:45 AM

Now they want to change the rules ????
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Message Posted: Aug 5, 2012 9:34:22 AM

As long as they are diligent everything should be fine.
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Message Posted: Aug 5, 2012 9:34:07 AM

Just do it right.
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Message Posted: Aug 5, 2012 9:32:34 AM


Maybe they'll "accidentally" drill through the Greenpeace submarine. :-)
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Message Posted: Aug 5, 2012 9:31:39 AM

All I can say is that they better not ruin that environment.
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Message Posted: Aug 5, 2012 9:30:12 AM

Honestly, the track record for oil spills is terrible, regardless of company -- Cause for concern is certainly justified! --
I don't trust Dutch Royal Shell any more than I trust BP!!!

With the huge boom in the Bakken, why do we need to jeopardize the Arctic???

If BIG OIL DIDN'T EXPORT SO MUCH FOR THEIR GREEDY PROFITS, THERE WOULD BE NO NEED RISK CONTAMINATING THE ARCTIC!!!
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Message Posted: Aug 5, 2012 9:30:08 AM

Its a go!
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Message Posted: Aug 5, 2012 9:29:56 AM

Amazing, a fairly balanced look at the reality of working in that environment.
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Message Posted: Aug 5, 2012 9:28:27 AM

The possibility of oil spill in Alaska are big concerns because of the Valdez oil spill
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Message Posted: Aug 5, 2012 9:27:33 AM

Good to know
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Message Posted: Aug 5, 2012 9:26:49 AM

Drill baby drill
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Message Posted: Aug 5, 2012 9:26:19 AM

sweet
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Message Posted: Aug 5, 2012 9:24:49 AM

are they ready
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Message Posted: Aug 5, 2012 9:23:11 AM

Harsh weather, brrrrrr.
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Message Posted: Aug 5, 2012 9:22:39 AM

Sounds good
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Message Posted: Aug 5, 2012 9:22:15 AM

I pray they don't try any short cuts to get this thru. We can't afford to have anymore accident's. The ocean life is effected at a alarming rate as it is.
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Message Posted: Aug 5, 2012 9:22:12 AM

drilling in 150 feet is alot different than 5000 feet. it still has to be done safely
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Message Posted: Aug 5, 2012 9:21:08 AM

Do it
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Message Posted: Aug 5, 2012 9:20:23 AM

ok
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Message Posted: Aug 5, 2012 9:19:57 AM

Good, grant the permit and get busy
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Message Posted: Aug 5, 2012 9:19:51 AM

Do it safely!
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Message Posted: Aug 5, 2012 9:19:20 AM

As long as it's done safely, with strong contingency plans in place.
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Message Posted: Aug 5, 2012 9:19:14 AM

ok, numerous pros and cons.. is it worth it, environmentally speaking?
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Message Posted: Aug 5, 2012 9:18:41 AM

safety first
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Message Posted: Aug 5, 2012 9:18:06 AM

okay
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Message Posted: Aug 5, 2012 9:17:46 AM

Drill but safety first.
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Message Posted: Aug 5, 2012 9:17:41 AM

Have the Greenies taken over Popular Mechanics?
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Message Posted: Aug 5, 2012 9:17:13 AM

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