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Federal agency releases Arctic drilling review

...the short summer open water drilling season.The agency acknowledges there is a 75 percent chance that one or more large oil spills of 42,000 gallons or more could occur if the leases are developed, LeVine said by email.Environmental groups...
BP defends 'F' ratings on Alaska oil pipelines

...continuing inspection program," he said. North Slope pipeline corrosion came under intense public scrutiny with two large oil spills in 2006. Both spills were traced to BP's failure to regularly clean and inspect two of its pipelines over the course...
Fed agency approves Shell Oil Co. plan to drill in Arctic's Beaufort Sea

...proposed. BOEMRE, in evaluating various aspects of Shell's plan, said in its decision that while "large and very large oil spills could result in impacts that would rise to the level of significance, the probability of such an occurrence is so...
God and oil spills

...shock: Unforeseen environmental upheavals such as large oil spills produce emotions closely associated with religious...economics may destroy us before they can save us. Large oil spills, symbolically involving human beings tampering with...
Juneau Empire Story Archive way to prevent the inevitable human error that causes disastrous oil spills (remember Exxon Valdez, and three large oil spills this year in sensitive ecosystems - the Galapagos, the Mediterranean and the Baltic Sea). No amount of technology...
Inupiat fight to keep oil industry from hurting hunts

...wreak on the environment and the local economy. With offshore exploration just beginning, the technology to clean up large oil spills in the area is rudimentary at best. "We just don't have the infrastructure to support a response," said Leslie...


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