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Hagel says nations must avoid conflict in Arctic

...expand their use of the icy waters for military exercises and transit.Speaking at a security forum, Hagel said energy exploration in the largely untapped Arctic region could heighten international tensions, but that countries must work together...
Nations jockey for Arctic position

...high-tech products like cellphones. There also are disputes bubbling up with environmental groups that oppose energy exploration in the region; Russia arrested 30 crew members of a Greenpeace ship in September after a protest in the Arctic...
Alaska Senate race key for Dems

...John Kerry, who "wouldn't know a caribou if it dropped in for a bowl of Boston clam chowder." Knowles favors energy exploration in the refuge and has battled Senate Democrats over the issue. He has also fought Democrats over incentives for...
House takes on ANWR debate

...increased conservation, promoting technology, expanding the use of renewables and increasing efficiency, increasing energy exploration and promoting a clean environment," said White House press secretary Ari Fleischer.
Senate advances bid to drill in Arctic refuge

...the panel voted to include authorization of the energy exploration in a budget bill. But the drilling initiative...Senate filibusters that have previously blocked energy exploration in the refuge. But that was before Hurricane Katrina...
Juneau Empire Story Archive

...recluse poet of few words. It's all relative Although Alaska Congressman Don Young is in favor of more domestic energy exploration, he had a little fun recently with the idea that gas prices are especially high now. During a speech in Juneau...
Palin rejects ConocoPhillips natural gas pipeline plan

...a law that called for bidders to guarantee progress toward construction of a pipeline and is friendly toward new energy exploration. Instead, ConocoPhillips, the North Slope's largest producer of oil, wanted to negotiate a long-term fiscal...
Fed agency approves Shell Oil Co. plan to drill in Arctic's Beaufort Sea

...beginning next year. Michael Bromwich, BOEMRE's director, said the agency bases it decisions surrounding energy exploration and development in the Arctic on the best scientific information available. "We will closely review and monitor...
Shell Oil Co. chief complains of 'clumsy' government

...Smith did say, however, that there are "a large number of permits that companies must get through every phase of energy exploration and development." "The sheer number of permits can be challenging," he said. "It's very important when...
Test for bipartisanship

...incoming administration is thought likely to oppose. Mr. Bush would open the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge to energy exploration; many Democrats would not. He opposes gun-control legislation that many of them support. So there are ways...


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