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US OKs Arctic Ocean offshore drilling: First time in 20 plus years

US OKs Arctic Ocean offshore drilling: First time in 20 plus years

Shell granted final permit for Arctic Ocean offshore drilling ANCHORAGE, Alaska – The federal government on Monday gave Royal Dutch Shell the final permit it needs to drill for oil in the Arctic Ocean off Alaska’s northwest coast for the first time in more than two decades. The Bureau of Safety and Environmental Enforcement announced that it […]

August 17, 2015 | By | Reply More
Shell permitted for limited Alaska offshore oil exploratory drilling

Shell permitted for limited Alaska offshore oil exploratory drilling

Alaska offshore oil exploration in Chukchi Sea WASHINGTON – The Obama administration has given Royal Dutch Shell PLC approval to begin limited exploratory oil drilling off Alaska’s northwest coast. The two permits issued Wednesday clear the way for drilling in Chukchi Sea, but with conditions. Shell can only drill the top sections of wells because the company doesn’t have […]

July 22, 2015 | By | Reply More
Shell protestors attached to Arctic drilling ship removed by Coast Guard

Shell protestors attached to Arctic drilling ship removed by Coast Guard

Shell protestors removed from ship docked in Bellingham port Two activists spent about six hours Friday suspended from the anchor chain of a Royal Dutch Shell support ship docked north of Seattle to protest the petroleum giant’s plans to drill for oil in the Arctic Ocean. The protesters sitting in cloth slings attached themselves around 3:30 a.m. […]

June 12, 2015 | By | Reply More
Arctic offshore drilling: Environmental groups sue US agency

Arctic offshore drilling: Environmental groups sue US agency

Companies not equipped for disaster in Arctic offshore drilling: Opponents Ten environmental groups Tuesday sued a federal agency over its approval of a plan by Royal Dutch Shell PLC for exploratory petroleum drilling off Alaska’s northwest coast. The Bureau of Ocean Energy Management last month signed off on Shell’s exploratory drilling plan in the Chukchi Sea, which […]

June 2, 2015 | By | Reply More
Yes to Arctic drilling, no to Keystone XL – Has Obama lost his mind?

Yes to Arctic drilling, no to Keystone XL – Has Obama lost his mind?

Support for risky Arctic drilling puts lie to Barack Obama environment arguments Today, 35 million Canadians are wondering if President Barack Obama needs a mental health day after his Administration approved Shell’s Arctic drilling application in the Chukchi Sea, even though the Keystone XL pipeline remains unapproved. All right, maybe not all 35 million Canadians, […]

May 12, 2015 | By | 1 Reply More