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Two lawsuits challenge Alaska offshore drilling

...recklessly endangers the traditional subsistence way of life we have sustained for thousands of years. MMS spokesman Nicholas Pardi said the agency could not comment on pending lawsuits. Shell Alaska spokesman Curtis Smith said MMS was thorough...
Obama delays Alaska drilling decision

...300 pages. The agency had been expected to decide on the drilling proposal by Friday but now has no deadline, said Nicholas Pardi, a spokesman for the minerals agency. "We hope to come to decision as expeditiously as possible," Pardi said...
Arctic Ocean drilling draws disapproval

...system, how currents move and what risks are presented by industrial development in a changing ocean," he said. Nicholas Pardi, spokesman for MMS, said the agency is confident in the environmental studies in place to approve Shell's plan...
Analysis: Offshore drilling could tap large supplies

...according to the Minerals Management Service. Alaska also receives royalties from offshore oil drilling. MMS spokesman Nicholas Pardi said those states and Florida will likely receive added revenue from new offshore leases. Virginia isn't part of...


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