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Shell gets OK for Arctic drilling the lawsuit have not decided their next course of action, he said.Bureau of Ocean Energy Management spokesman John Callahan said by email the agency took care to not underestimate the chance of a spill. The 75 percent figure assumes an extraction...
State | AK legislature
Groups sue agency to block Shell's Arctic offshore drilling

...plan is robust and will withstand further legal scrutiny," he said.Bureau of Ocean Energy Management spokesman John Callahan said the agency was aware of the lawsuit. "Other than that, we cannot comment on pending litigation," he said...
Review of Shell's Arctic drilling plan begins

...public to weigh in on this dangerous venture," Erik Grafe, an attorney with Earthjustice, said in a statement.John Callahan, a federal agency spokesman in Alaska, said the agency "can do a very thorough and robust job of analyzing this...
Comments sought on possible Arctic lease sale

...planning area covers approximately 64.8 million acres of the Beaufort Sea off Alaska's north coast.Bureau spokesman John Callahan said this is the first step in a long process, and no decision has been made on whether to go ahead with a lease sale...
Drilling plan may restrict sensitive Arctic Ocean areas

...of proposed leasing activity. An area must be included in an approved five-year program be offered for leasing.John Callahan, an Alaska spokesman for the Bureau of Ocean Energy Management, said the Interior Department could not comment on...
State | AK legislature
Feds finish draft of Arctic drilling document

...change before the final version.The draft SEIS was published in the Federal Register Nov. 7, according to BOEM's John Callahan. That action triggers a 45-day comment period, including public meetings in seven communities in late November...
Begich listed as headliner for fundraiser

...the headliner for a fundraiser for Democrat Scott McAdams. The Washington, D.C., fundraiser also is benefiting John Callahan of Bethlehem, Penn., and David Cicilline, of Providence, R.I., who are seeking U.S. House seats. The invitation...
Regional News
Survivor: Baggage door popped open before plane crash killed 6

...Feodot was among two survivors flown to Anchorage for treatment and he was listed in fair condition Sunday, said John Callahan, a spokesman for Providence Health and Services Alaska. The conditions of the other three were not available, but...
Closing downtown's red-light line

...who controlled the police department, Hulk or the administration. In this case Hulk would not prevail. Councilman John Callahan brought the hearing to a close by saying, "Let's get to the business at hand. I move to accept the resignation...
GAO report finds problems with Alaska oil leases

...figure out whether what we're doing is having a significant effect or not," LeVine said. MMS Alaska spokesman John Callahan said Thursday that the agency is taking steps to put the GAO recommendations in place. The GAO report addressed Alaska's...


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