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FBI probes pressure on oil regulators

...connected to an ongoing criminal investigation of BP for allowing pipelines it operates to corrode enough to cause a large oil spill on Alaska's North Slope in 2006. Similar pipeline corrosion discovered later that year forced the shutdown of Prudhoe...
Alaska Digest

...Malone is set to appear Wednesday before a House subcommittee amid congressional concern that cost-cutting led to a large oil spill last March and a partial shutdown of Prudhoe Bay in August. The report examined the causes of the leaks, including...
Any reasonable defense for oil companies' greed?

...plan to stretch out the litigation until all who deserve the money are dead and gone. Recently, BP created a very large oil spill up north that it seems to be taking its time cleaning up. It now has decided to close down most, if not all, of...
Alaska editorial: Another Step - Offshore work advances along slow procedural path

...cost to do so.The agency says it has now completed that analysis, along with additional consideration of how a large oil spill might affect the Arctic environment.Some might have hoped the agency would conclude the information gaps were so...
Court tosses Greenpeace challenge

...Greenpeace has been fighting the Northstar project for years. It maintains that BP in Alaska would be unable to clean up a large oil spill in the Beaufort Sea. And it has said the underwater pipes are untested in Arctic conditions. The estimated 175-million-barrel...
Environmental groups pan revised federal review for Chukchi Sea offshore drilling

...information available." The revisions, Bromwich said, analyze potential environmental effects of a hypothetical "very large oil spill" scenario. BOEMRE also carefully reviewed a report by the U.S. Geological Survey in June that identified data...
Court OKs approval of Shell Arctic drilling plan

...Alaska operations and had waited years to recover its investment. Shell's Chukchi exploration plan concluded that a large oil spill, such as a release from a blowout, would be rare. MMS agreed and said the probability of a large spill during exploration...
Con: Should the US cancel plans for offshore drilling?

...would be a mistake of historic proportions. The fact is, before the Deepwater Horizon capsized there had not been a large oil spill from an offshore drilling rig in 40 years. The National Research Council reports that offshore drilling accounts...
Civil Air Patrol honors regional members

...Alaska. For the last three days, the Bethel Squadron had been transporting USCG personnel to aid in response to a large oil spill in that area. Barrett said that to accomplish this response with USCG assets alone would have been nearly cost prohibitive...
Groups file again to block Chukchi drilling

...natural gas development, the relevance of the missing information, and the environmental impacts of a hypothetical large oil spill.By affirming the 2008 lease sale, Grafe said, the Obama administration has adopted the mistakes of the previous...


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