Good news, people. Shell has announced that it won't be drilling for oil in the Arctic for the foreseeable future.
The company claims that the decision was made after 'disappointing' results, showing not enough oil in the area to continue with plans.
Whatever the reason, we're stoked that further drilling in the area has been avoided!
By drilling for offshore oil in the Arctic, greenhouse gases would have harmed the Arctic's wildlife and caused larger global consequences.
It's exactly the kind of dirty fossil fuel project that can’t happen if we want to stop the worst effects of climate change.
For now, plans have been stopped and the Arctic and its inhabitants are safe!
Whatever the reason for the company's change of heart, let's celebrate the news that plans have been stopped and the Arctic and its inhabitants are safe!
Follow the hashtag #ArcticRoar to keep up to track with all exploration of the Arctic and how we can make sure we stop unnecessary drilling altogether.