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Plan to allow Shell oil drilling fleet in Seattle draws ire

...drilling fleet has "an abysmal track record when it comes to water pollution and compliance with environmental laws".Curtis Smith, a Shell spokesman in Alaska, said in an email Wednesday that the company doesn't comment on potential or pending...
Shell files revised Arctic offshore drilling plan

...drilling vessel planned for the Chukchi is the Polar Pioneer, owned by Transocean Ltd., said Shell Alaska spokesman Curtis Smith."Today's filing is not a final decision to drill next summer, but it does preserve the option," he said by email...
Judges say Arctic offshore lease sale was flawed

...The company has not decided whether to resume Chukchi drilling even if the plan is approved.Shell Alaska spokesman Curtis Smith said by email that the company is reviewing the court decision.Grafe said by phone that the environmental groups want...
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Federal agency seeks more detail in Shell Arctic drill plan

...Safety and Environmental Management System.BOEM also asked for additional emissions compliance data.Shell spokesman Curtis Smith said by email the company is taking a methodical approach to this exploration phase and will move forward if its program...
Judge upholds approval of Shell's Arctic oil spill plans

...2012, including the grounding of one of Shell's drill ships after the season had ended.Shell U.S. spokesman Curtis Smith said Beistline's decision validates that BSEE was thorough in its analysis of Shell's oil response plans. He said...
EPA fines Shell $1.1M for Arctic air violations

...investigated for 16 safety violations.Shell chose not to drill in Arctic offshore waters in 2013. Shell spokesman Curtis Smith said by email that the company accepted stringent emission limits in 2012 that were based on assumptions and modeling...
Critics say fines show Shell not ready for Arctic

...violations for the Kulluk, a 266-foot diameter circular barge and assessed $390,000 in penalties.Shell spokesman Curtis Smith said by email that the EPA did not report negative effects from the fleets on Arctic villages and that Shell did not...
Arctic drilling creeps forward now, and in 5 years, enough oil-containing boom or enough people to control 90 per cent of the damage.Shell Alaska spokesman Curtis Smith said opposition groups are purposely mischaracterizing Shell's oil spill response plan. The plan does not claim Shell...
Shell scales back Arctic drilling plan

...Alaska and Russia.The company's ambitious two-year goal of drilling 10 wells remains in place, company spokesman Curtis Smith said.Valuable data derived from drilling the two wells still in the works will aid Shell with its drilling in 2013...
Salazar: Shell drilling delay due to barge problem

...defense against a spill, along with blowout preventers, shear rams and a capping stack, said Shell Alaska spokesman Curtis Smith. The barge will carry a dome-shape containment system that could be lowered onto a leaking well to funnel oil and...


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