A Coast Guard MH-60 Jayhawk helicopter crew hoists 18 crewmen from Shell’s drilling rig Kulluk 80 miles southwest of Kodiak City, Alaska, Dec. 29, 2012. U.S. Coast Guard Photo
gCaptain reports that Shell Oil’s attempts to drill in the Arctic are adversely effecting its operations elsewhere. The articles goes on to discuss the Coast Guard’s efforts in support of the operation.
“That for me is the opportunity cost,” Admiral Paul Zukunft, commandant of the Coast Guard, told Reuters in his office at the agency’s Washington, D.C. headquarters late last week. “It means you do less somewhere else in order to supplement activity in the Arctic.”
Perhaps this is a place where we should be applying “User Pays.”