Posts tagged “Subhanker Banjeree”
September 18, 2012
Shell has been forced to abandon its offshore drilling efforts in the Chukchi and Beafort Seas due to a series of setbacks. The most recent setback involves problems with the oil containment barge, the Arctic Challenger. While held up by the US coastguard in Bellingham, Washington, the vessel was cited for illegal fluid discharge. Although Shell will continue to drill top holes, they will be unable to drill to any oil deposits.
The L.A. Times reports:
“Shell Alaska said Monday it has abandoned its efforts to drill into hydrocarbon deposits in the offshore Arctic after the latest in a series of glitches on the company’s troubled oil containment barge resulted in damage to the high-tech dome designed to contain oil in the event of an underwater spill.
Company officials said they will continue to drill “top holes” off the Alaskan coast through the end of this season’s drilling window, but will not attempt to reach any oil deposits this year — a serious but not fatal setback for the company, which has spent six years attempting to explore its outer continental shelf leases off the coast of Alaska.”
Read the full article at the LA Times.
June 13, 2012
Join world-renowned photographer, writer, and activist Subhanker Banjeree as he comes to Village Books to talk about Arctic Voices. Subhanker’s book is a collection of first-person narratives from activists, writers, and researchers that addresses environmental issues with stunning urgency and groundbreaking research.
7:00 pm on June 20th
- 1200 11th St
- Bellingham, Washington
Click here to learn more!