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Empire Editorial: Advance, but cautiously, in Arctic drilling

...has already begun moving rigs to Alaska in preparation. By all accounts, this summer will mark a return to offshore oil exploration in the Arctic Ocean.Alaskans should be cheered by the news.Drilling in the Arctic has long been seen as a...
Plan to allow Shell oil drilling fleet in Seattle draws ire

...little environmental review or time for public input, and they reject the idea of Seattle being tied to Arctic offshore oil exploration."We want the port to reconsider and follow the law. If they don't, we'll have to seriously consider...
Coast Guard braces for Arctic drilling protests

...response of its own.Protests would likely take place in Seattle or Dutch Harbor, two staging areas for the summer offshore oil exploration effort in the Arctic. "We're going to have what we call 'deployable specialized forces,' a force of small...
Alaska to show its support for drilling

...Sean Parnell said the state intends to show its support of a federal decision allowing Shell to proceed with offshore oil exploration. The governor said the state will intervene in a lawsuit brought by environmental groups challenging the decision...
New EPA permits set stage for drill work the Fairbanks Daily News-Miner: Shell's lengthy effort to obtain an air quality permits for its Arctic offshore oil exploration equipment appears to be nearing success. The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency issued permits for the...
Oil spill shouldn't end offshore drilling

...we now have a disaster of unprecedented proportions. We cannot forget, however, that the overall history of offshore oil exploration has been a good and remarkably safe one. This accident shouldn't permanently halt offshore exploration for...
Congratulations to Kincaid, Harboview's Geo Bee champion

"The Gulf of Guinea is a major offshore oil exploration and drilling zone off the west coast of what continent?" was the geographic question that determined Conor Kincaid, fifth-grader...
Inside the numbers: politics of oil

...Americans are clear. Stateside, John McCain's proposal that states be allowed to make their own decisions about offshore oil exploration and drilling has given his campaign an interesting boost in the Sunshine State. McCain's ally, environmentalist...
Outside editorial: Rein in speculators

...anti-energy speculation bill approved quickly, but GOP lawmakers are trying to add amendments that would spur offshore oil exploration, a move Reid opposes. There's no doubting the need for more domestic oil production, but authorizing more...


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