King County Executive Dow Constantine released the following statement in regard to Shell Oil’s announcement that it is halting its plan to drill for oil off Alaska’s shore.
“While we should all be relieved that Shell Oil decided not drill in the Arctic, this will not be the last proposal to drill for fossil fuels in that region, posing both local and global environmental risks. Let’s seize this opportunity to make King County a hub for clean-technology development, and take the lead in creating a sustainable 21st-century economy.”
FOR MORE INFORMATION, CONTACT:
Chad Lewis, Executive Office, 206-263-1250