Two takes on this. First Democracy Now's segment on the upcoming U.S. Supreme Curt case (Kiobel v. Royal Dutch Petroleum Co) regarding Shell Oil crimes in Nigeria: Second, RT TV's coverage: Shell Oil is an international criminal of the first rank.
Back in August, Katie Hurley asked me to say something at a fundraiser at her house in Wasilla. I told the attendees that Shell Oil will do anything they can to extract oil from our Chukchi and Beaufort Seas. They will only do as much as they have to to portray themselves as being prepared to handle Arctic oil spills, but they really don't care whether they can or cannot, as long as they can deploy their production infrastructure. They will eagerly break any law, statute or regulation they know they can get away with.
They won't be able to have Alaskans hanged and imprisoned for their courage here, like they have had done on their behalf in Nigeria and elsewhere. But they will destroy careers, whether it be Prof. Rick Steiner or Dr. Charles Monnett.
Although their offshore leases are outside of jurisdiction of the State or Alaska regarding our ability to claim our own share of the profits, they will suborn our politicians, administrators and mainstream media to pump their meme, or to STFU.