Weeks away from starting the first major offshore drilling operations in the Arctic, Shell is pulling a major bait and switch - telling the EPA it's drilling rigs can't meet the air pollution rules the company had already agreed to in order to get a drilling permit.1
Shell has known since 2010 they would have problems meeting the rules. But officials still told the EPA they could. Now Shell wants the EPA to weaken the rules at the last minute?
This bait and switch is the latest in a long list of broken promises, walk-backs and mishaps which should serve as clear signs to the Obama Administration that allowing Shell to drill in the Arctic is a recipe for disaster.
It's clear that Shell simply cannot be trusted. The company's last minute request gives EPA the option to cancel Shell's permit. That's exactly what EPA must do.
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