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Former Texas EPA Czar Wages War on Arctic Drilling Print E-mail
by Tom McGregor    Mon, Jul 9, 2012, 06:51 PM
Ousted Texas EPA Czar Al Armendariz, a full-time professor at Southern Methodist University in Dallas, Texas, has joined the eco-extremist group, Sierra Club, and he’s waging a lawsuit battle against London-based Shell Corp., an oil and gas company seeking to drill in Arctic waters north of Alaska.

The Houston Chronicle reports that, “environmental groups are set to file a lawsuit as early as Tuesday in a last-ditch bid to block Shell’s plan to drill up to five wells in Arctic waters this summer.”

The legal challenge would be filed in a federal district court in Anchorage and blast the Interior Department’s judgment earlier this year to approve Shell’s plans for responding to oil drills in the Chukchi and Beaufort seas north of Alaska.

According to the Houston Chronicle, “the environmental groups include the Natural Resources Defense Council, Alaska Wilderness League, Center for Biological Diversity, Earthjustice, Sierra Club and Oceana – the same coalition of conservationists who have battled other aspects of Shell’s Arctic drilling plans.”

Al Armendariz, who gave a speech about ‘crucifying’ oil and gas companies, appears to be leading the legal strategy against Shell.

To read the entire article from the Houston Chronicle, link here:

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written by ednagervais , July 10, 2012

Tom, I love how you have not been accurate once since I started reading your blog. You really don't know anything about Sierra Club, Dr. Al, or environmental campaigns. Stop trying, please.

written by PatrickMeaney , July 11, 2012

Yeah, ednagervais is right.

Sierra Club is one of the oldest, largest, and most influential grassroots environmental organizations in the US and in the World.

The Sierra Club's mission is:

To explore, enjoy, and protect the wild places of the earth; To practice and promote the responsible use of the earth's ecosystems and resources; To educate and enlist humanity to protect and restore the quality of the natural and human environment; and to use all lawful means to carry out these objectives.

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