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BP whistleblower program may move in-house

...Horizon rig that exploded in the Gulf of Mexico in April. "I sincerely wish someone (had called) us," she said. Chuck Hamel, a veteran oil-industry watchdog, is dissatisfied with Sporkin's work because of the office's handling of one...

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Knowles wants more money for oil, gas oversight

...open a new North Slope field office to increase air and water quality testing and conduct oil spill response drills. Chuck Hamel, a spokesman for BP workers and a frequent critic of the industry, said the plan demonstrates shortcomings in the...

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Alaska Digest

...letter told members of Congress that a project to modernize the trans-Alaska oil pipeline is plagued with problems. Chuck Hamel in a letter told the Energy and Commerce Committee that problems with the 30-year-old pipeline include shutdown...

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Union leader: BP workers exhausted from too much overtime

...Division of Oil and Gas visited Prudhoe Bay last weekend, partially in response to information from industry watchdog Chuck Hamel detailing the safety concerns on the union's behalf, said Joe Balash, special assistant to the governor. About...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/032107/sta_20070321022.shtml
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Prudhoe Bay pipeline leak found

...snowmelt. The amount spilled is far greater than BP and government officials are saying, according to oil industry critic Chuck Hamel. Hamel, of Alexandria, Va., said he learned from onsite personnel that the spill volume is closer to 798,000...

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DEC praises BP, Phillips for performance on North Slope

...industry is not properly maintaining the pipes, valves and other machinery at Prudhoe Bay and other aging oil fields. Chuck Hamel, a longtime oil watchdog, said the report goes soft on the oil industry. "The self-serving report serves only...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/040102/bus_dec.shtml
Business
Report says BP helped state in cheating probe

...BP's spill disaster in the Gulf of Mexico is blamed in part on the failure of its blowout prevention equipment. Chuck Hamel, a longtime Alaska oil industry critic, made the 2005 allegations public in complaints to Congress and the commission...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/062810/sta_662574189.shtml
state
Report critical of Alyeska Pipeline

...in Fairbanks and Valdez. Malone said there's no imminent danger to the pipeline, despite the personnel problems. Chuck Hamel, a former oil broker and longtime Alyeska critic, has served as a conduit for whistleblowers. Hamel said the Alyeska...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/092399/Loc_alyeska.html
Local
Pipeline cable criticized

...list of concerns about the fiber-optic system was submitted last week to the National Transportation Safety Board by Chuck Hamel, a long-time Alyeska critic, on behalf of an anonymous group of whistle-blowers. The company that owns the fiber-optic...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/111599/Loc_pipeline.html
Local
Regulators to investigate oil well leaks

...BP in Alaska. "We are anxious to get to the bottom of this and to find any problems if there are some," he said. Chuck Hamel, a former shipping broker from Virginia who frequently publicizes information from whistleblowing employees in Alaska's...

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