Shell abandons offshore Arctic oil drilling: The Monday Slatest.

The Monday Slatest: Shell Abandons Offshore Arctic Oil Drilling in Huge Win for Environmentalists

The Monday Slatest: Shell Abandons Offshore Arctic Oil Drilling in Huge Win for Environmentalists

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Sept. 28 2015 3:47 PM

The Monday Slatest: Shell Abandons Offshore Arctic Oil Drilling in Huge Win for Environmentalists

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Environmental activists in kayaks protest the arrival of the Polar Pioneer, an oil drilling rig owned by Shell, on May 14 in Seattle.

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Hello, Slatest readers! Here's what's news on the Internet and in the real world on Monday.

  • Shell announced that it would cease offshore drilling in the Arctic in what Slate's Eric Holthaus described as a "stunning reversal" and a huge win for environmentalists.
  • President Obama, speaking at the United Nations, said the U.S. is willing to work with Russia to end the war in Syria but that Bashar al-Assad must go.
  • Vladimir Putin, speaking at the United Nations, implied that the U.S. is ruining the world, especially in Syria.
  • A new Pew report said that the share of foreign-born American residents is reaching levels not seen since the turn of the previous century.
  • U.S. gun violence continued under the blood moon.
  • Jeb Bush's top donors allegedly told him to shape up in the polls or ship out of the 2016 race.
  • Bobby Jindal denied that he is dropping out of said race.
  • And the pope seemed to carefully endorse government officials' right to Kim Davis-style "religious freedom" protests.
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