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Second major oil company abandons Arctic exploration

Environmental groups are hailing the announcement that Norwegian oil giant Statoil is giving up on its oil and gas exploration in the Arctic Ocean north...
Keystone off the table, but pipeline fight builds

...Virginia and Pennsylvania.Some simply don't want energy drawn from the earth."In recent years, more and more environmental groups are using pipelines almost as a proxy war, whether it's natural gas or they just don't like fossil fuels...
Nation and World
Coast Guard studies shipping lanes for Bering Sea routes

...than most ships use now. The route can guarantee that boats will be in at least 60 feet of water, Stitz said.Environmental groups strongly encourage creation of the shipping lanes but want large vessels to safely pass environmentally sensitive...
Arctic drilling complaint clears Legislature

...feet of natural gas.Thanks to distance and environmental conditions, those resources are difficult to reach. Environmental groups have said drilling could also expose the Arctic to the danger of polluting spills. This year, after spending...
State | AK legislature
Keystone backers eye Obama's successor to make the call

...further pushed the decision until after the 2014 midterm elections.The pipeline has drawn intense ire from environmental groups who say it's inconsistent with Obama's goal to cut emissions and reduce dependency on fossil fuels. Yet Republicans...
Nation and World
Alaska Editorial: Roadless Rule in Supreme Court's hands

...W. Bush, began working to slow, if not block, the rule's implementation. States, business interests and environmental groups quickly joined the fight, which has pinged like a pinball from court to court ever since.In recent years, the...
Federal regulators pull back Arctic offshore lease sales

...its leases, including providing the agency with a work schedule on them. Shell could apply again, he said.Environmental groups strongly oppose drilling. They say industrial activity will harm marine mammals already hurt by a loss of sea...
Shell drill vessels exit Arctic after oil exploration ceases

...a Coast Guard investigation, Noble Drilling pleaded guilty to eight felonies and was fined $12.2 million.Environmental groups strongly oppose Arctic offshore drilling, and they targeted drill and support vessels for protests.Greenpeace...
Groups signal plan to sue over effort to save bull trout

...foreign lake trout, experts say.The recovery plan stems from the settlement of a lawsuit last year by the same two environmental groups. Federal agencies and other entities can use it to guide conservation efforts, officials said.The plan identifies...
Nation and World
Federal officials investigate walrus deaths

...walrus. Helicopters and larger airplanes must maintain larger buffers.The agency has declined a suggestion by an environmental group, Oasis Earth, to test artificial platforms in the Chukchi Sea to give walrus an alternative to coming ashore...


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