Should anyone be surprised that Royal Dutch Shell has permission to do this ?? The Treaty of Lisbon has wedded this continent to the EU ,which as we know was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize,taking credit for things America did for them after WW2, like the Marshall Plan. In Opra's magazine,O there was an article about BP Oil and what they were/are doing to the people down there in the Gulf, like arresting tour guides and pilots who try to show the extent of the damage, and where the oil really went, on the sea floor! Wake up Westerners! This Hemisphere is still the object of coveting by FOREIGN POWERS. Don't forget that Russia and China gave notice that they plan to take the Arctic for themselves,and foreign media tell the tale. Get ready for the major war that will soon be launched gainst us all.