for Oil Spills
The attack was designed to spark action against climate change, but the only real outcome from the sabotage was creating risk of a massive oil spill.
Unmanned aerial vehicles, or “drones,” have been used to drop missiles on military targets for years, but they are rapidly expanding into commercial markets, including the oil industry. Drones offer all sorts of applications that the industry can use.
For Arctic drilling, Shell has a narrow window of opportunity during summer months when low levels of sea ice permit industry operations. If protesters are able to sufficiently delay the rig deployment, they could feasibly derail Shell’s entire 2015 operation.