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Greenpeace boards Arctic offshore drill rig in Pacific

...jeopardizing their safety and that of the crew.She said Royal Dutch Shell PLC has met with groups that oppose energy exploration in Alaska waters."We respect their views and value the dialogue," Op De Weegh wrote. "We will not, however...
Obama to seek wilderness designation for ANWR

...refuge's coastal plain has long been at the center of the struggle between conservationists and advocates of greater energy exploration in the U.S. Political leaders in Alaska have supported allowing for exploration and production within the coastal...
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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...
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...


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