Wilson Center Polar initiative Director David Biette describes the implications of Shell Oil’s decision to halt Arctic drilling. Is this a victory for environmentalists or does it have more to do with the price of oil?
 
David Biette is Director of the Wilson Center’s Polar Initiative and a Senior Advisor to the Canada Institute. Prior to joining the Wilson Center, he served as Executive Director of the Association for Canadian Studies in the United States and as Political, Economic, and Public Affairs Officer at the Consulate General of Canada in New York City where he was the principal lead on energy, environment, and political issues. He has written extensively on U.S.-Canada relations and is co-editor of “Canada and the United States: Differences that Count,” which appeared in a new fourth edition in 2014.