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I got 99 problems and dumping is one

A moment of silence for the Arctic
Royal Dutch Shell’s announcement that it has abandoned oil exploration in offshore Alaska means the Arctic is better off today and “for the foreseeable future”.

WWF says harmful dispersant should not be used for oil spill “cleanup”
WWF-Canada opposes the approval of Corexit 9500A as an oil spill-treating agent due to high levels of toxicity and its overall ineffectiveness at shielding shorelines, seabirds and marine mammals from oil spill damage.

Year-end announcement is a gift for the Beaufort Sea
The recent decision of a major oil company to abandon its proposal to circumvent a longstanding safety requirement for Arctic drilling is good news for the Arctic. WWF-Canada is not prepared to accept anything that would increase the risks of an environmental and social disaster.