Murray comments on Shell Arctic off-shore drilling

Today Mayor Ed Murray issued the following statement after Shell announced it would not continue to pursue off-shore oil exploration in the Arctic:

“I am pleased that Shell has ceased their Arctic drilling operations. The people of Seattle stood up to oppose the use of our city as a base for expanded Arctic drilling. With today’s announcement, it is time to move forward. I am committed to working with the Port and our critical maritime industry to build a clean economy of the future that provides high-paying maritime jobs and preserves our environment.”