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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...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/032207/sta_20070322022.shtml
News
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...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/051407/sta_20070514014.shtml
News
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...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/082306/let_20060823004.shtml
Opinion
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...

http://juneauempire.com/opinion/2011-09-04/alaska-editorial-another-step-offshor
Opinion
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...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/101903/sta_greenpeace.shtml
News
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...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2011-08-18/environmental-groups-pan-revised-federa
State
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...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/051410/sta_638917856.shtml
News
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...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/052810/opi_645917368.shtml
Opinion
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...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/122200/Com_AirPatrol.html
Comm
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...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2011-11-18/groups-file-again-block-chukchi-drillin
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