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Report: Poor management led to Shell grounding

...ANCHORAGE - A Coast Guard report says poor risk assessment and management were factors that led to the grounding of a Shell oil drilling rig in the Gulf of Alaska in 2012.The report released Thursday also says Alaska's tax laws influenced the decision...
Democrats try to spur oil drilling in Alaska

...permit oil exploration off Atlantic and Pacific coasts, House Democrats are pushing legislation they say would spur oil drilling on already available lands in Alaska, the West and the western Gulf of Mexico. Republicans scoffed that the so-called...
Oil drilling on nation's Arctic coast put on ice

AMSTERDAM - Oil companies' rush to find reserves off Alaska's Arctic shores suffered a setback on Thursday after Shell said it would suspend its operations in the region - and possibly withdraw for good.
Judges say Arctic offshore lease sale was flawed

...Native subsistence hunters."President Obama now has the chance to do right by the Arctic and the planet by keeping oil drilling out of the Chukchi Sea," said Earthjustice attorney Eric Grafe, who represented the groups, in a prepared statement...
State | AK legislature
Outside editorial: Oil drilling: A nasty national compulsion vast new areas of federal ocean waters to offshore oil drilling is no surprise. In his State of the Union address...testified and rallied for clean energy and against any new oil drilling. Boxer noted that the coast was a treasure and a huge...
Georgians create group to block oil drilling in ANWR

...Refuge today gained nearly 40,000 oil-drilling opponents when the Alaska Coalition...pristine environment, unsuitable for oil drilling. ANWR "is far from being a pristine...mission is to open up the refuge to oil drilling. Duke noted that a village of...
Panel pushes more oil drilling

...Florida objected, natural-gas drilling could be done in some areas that are 25 miles from Florida's state waters and oil drilling could be done 50 miles away, if a nearby state wants the drilling. State waters extend about seven miles from shore...
House OKs oil drilling in ANWR

...gasoline and America's heavy reliance on foreign oil, the House on Thursday voted to open an Alaska wildlife refuge to oil drilling, knowing the prospects for Senate approval were slim. Sound off on the important issues at Drilling proponents argued...
Scientists find mounting effects from oil drilling in Alaska

WASHINGTON - Oil drilling on Alaska's North Slope over 35 years has disturbed some endangered...comprehensive look so far at the cumulative environmental effects of oil drilling in Alaska. It is expected to provide ammunition to all sides in...
Russian amnesty vote a cherry on Putin's year

...members of the punk music group Pussy Riot, and for 30 people facing charges over a Greenpeace protest against Arctic oil drilling.The move appears to take off the table two high-profile cases that could sour the atmosphere for the Olympic Winter...


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