Three campaign groups have said they plan to raise questions at the Shell annual general meeting in The Hague on Thursday to protest against Arctic drilling.

The Greenpeace, ShareAction, and Plaform groups said they plan to give the explorer “a grilling” at the event in the Dutch capital’s Circustheater over Shell’s plans to drill both in the Alaskan and Russian Arctic.

The groups claim that the “repeated setbacks and failures” seen so far in the company’s Alaskan Arctic operations, whose exploration efforts have been on hold since the Kulluk rig ran aground in December 2012, demonstrate an insufficient capability in risk assessment and management.

ShareAction director of engagement Louise Rouse said, “There are too still too many unanswered questions about Shell’s ability to manage the perfect storm of risks that operating in the US Arctic Ocean presents.”

Greenpeace UK senior climate advisor Charlie Kronick said, “In Alaska, Shell has shown just how far they are from being ‘Arctic Ready’.”


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