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Weather stymies oil spill cleanup

...a soybean freighter cracked in half, officials Saturday could take only a few small steps toward cleaning up the massive oil spill left behind. Three days after the 738-foot Selendang Ayu wrecked on the west side of Unalaska Island, Coast Guard...
Ex-BP manager invokes Fifth in hearing on spill

...nation's largest oil field could not bring himself to answer questions from lawmakers about how BP's neglect led to a massive oil spill. Sound off on the important issues at "Based upon the advice of counsel, I respectfully will not answer questions...
Murkowski launches YouTube segment

...that she says Alaskans sent in by e-mail or Facebook. Issues discussed in the roughly 5-minute video were the massive oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico, whether taxpayer money would be used for abortions under the federal health care overhaul...
Regional News
Reactions mixed on Arctic drilling decision

...called the Obama administration's decision irrational and careless, a response to interest groups following the massive oil spill from a BP PLC well in the Gulf of Mexico. That spill has surpassed the 1989 Exxon Valdez disaster as the nation's...
Interior Secretary: Obama administration interested in responsible drilling in Alaska

...on issues including Arctic drilling with business and labor interests. He said lessons learned from last year's massive oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico - including the fact that companies weren't as prepared to respond to a spill as they'd...
ExxonMobil wants reduction in $5 billion damages award

...of the purse seiners have given up. ExxonMobil has maintained that Prince William Sound fully recovered from the massive oil spill years ago. The spill occurred in 1989 when the 987-foot oil tanker ran aground on a reef, spilling nearly 11...
BP suspends construction of rig off Alaska coast a 100-million-barrel reserve of recoverable oil. Some critics have questioned the approach following the massive oil spill stemming from a BP-leased rig in the Gulf of Mexico earlier this year. Following the spill, federal regulators...
Fed agency approves Shell Oil Co. plan to drill in Arctic's Beaufort Sea

...the agency's decision Thursday flies in the face of "promises of reform" made by the administration after the massive oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico last year. "This administration is as willing as ever to rubber stamp dangerous drilling...
Judge halts oil, gas development on Chukchi Sea

...identifying what missing information was relevant to analysis of a lease sale's effect. The decision comes after the massive oil spill from a BP PLC well in the Gulf of Mexico and is a blow to the unit of Royal Dutch Shell PLC, which had hoped to...
Alaska Digest

...Fenton said, most made by Lower 48 manufacturers. Spill largest ever on Alaska's North Slope ANCHORAGE - A massive oil spill discovered earlier this month at Prudhoe Bay is the largest ever on Alaska's North Slope, officials said Friday...


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