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Judge finds Greenpeace USA in contempt

Greenpeace USA must immediately get its activists out of the way of a vessel contracted to work in the Arctic Ocean for Shell or face fines ramping up each day until it does.An annoyed-looking Alaska U.S. District Court Judge Sharon Gleason...
Shell gets permits for limited oil drilling in Arctic waters

...director of the Alaska Wilderness League, called it the wrong choice."This decision puts the fate of the fragile Arctic Ocean, and our climate future, in the hands of Shell Oil," she said in a statement.Proponents say drilling can be conducted...
Second Shell Oil drilling rig on its way to Alaska

...ship, the Noble Discoverer, is on the move from Washington state to Alaska as it prepares to explore for oil in the Arctic Ocean.KIRO-TV reported the 572-foot drill ship was escorted from the harbor in Everett by two tug boats and two Coast...
Shell heads for Alaska while awaiting final drilling permits

...blockade with kayaks and other vessels as one of the rigs left the Port of Seattle on its way to explore for oil in the Arctic Ocean.Starting next month, Shell proposes to drill up to four exploration wells over two years in the Chukchi Sea. Exploration...
Empire Editorial: Thumbs up, Thumbs down for June 15, 2015 and planning, as the men and women of District 17 are doing now while they prepare to send equipment into the Arctic Ocean again. To all Coast Guardsmen, we say thank you.Thumbs down to sea lion waste. Last week, marine scientists investigated...
Walker tours Shell rig in Seattle

...400-foot-long Polar Pioneer, one of the rigs that Royal Dutch Shell plans to use this summer to explore for oil in the Arctic Ocean off Alaska.The rig docked at Seattle's Terminal 5 about two weeks ago despite protests by activists in kayaks and...
Despite protests, Arctic drill prep continues

...will halt Royal Dutch Shell's use of a Seattle seaport terminal as it prepares for exploratory oil drilling in the Arctic Ocean, spokesmen say.The violation notice issued Monday by the Seattle Department of Planning and Development said use...
My Turn: Alaska can shape the global Arctic agenda

...opening remarks at the Arctic ministerial meeting, Kerry spoke of the vanishing summer sea ice and rapid changes in the Arctic Ocean. He reminded us that all Arctic nations face the urgent need to coordinate greenhouse gas emission reductions, stewardship...
Shell clears major US government hurdle for Arctic drilling approving such threatening plans based on a rushed and incomplete environmental and safety review. Ultimately, Arctic Ocean drilling is far too risky and undermines the administration's efforts to address climate change and transition to...
Kayak protesters detained after trying to stop Shell oil rig

...vessels Monday to try to stop Royal Dutch Shell's drill rig as it left Seattle on its way to explore for oil in the Arctic Ocean.The protesters were scooped from the water because they were violating the safety zone around the Polar Pioneer...


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