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My Turn: The Shell Game

...7 billion exploring for oil in Alaska's Outer Continental Shelf (OCS). It bid $2 billion in 2008 to secure oil exploration rights and has modified its drilling plans numerous times, responding to myriad requirements brought on by environmental...

http://juneauempire.com/opinion/2015-07-09/my-turn-shell-game
Opinion
Seattle, like it or not, becomes Shell's Arctic base

SEATTLE - The arrival in Seattle Thursday of an oil rig Royal Dutch Shell is outfitting for oil exploration in the remote Arctic Ocean marks a pivotal moment for an environmental movement increasingly mobilized around climate change...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2015-05-14/seattle-it-or-not-becomes-shells-arctic
State
Debate over Arctic drilling - what's at stake

...from parking two Arctic offshore drilling rigs on Seattle's waterfront, an effort to thwart the new frontier in oil exploration and spark a national debate about fossil fuels and climate change.WHAT'S AT STAKE?The U.S. Geological Survey...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2015-05-08/debate-over-arctic-drilling-whats-stake
State
Begich warns loss of Coastal Management Program could harm chances for arctic oil exploration

...warning of the consequences of letting Coastal Management expire. "Their inaction on coastal zone management has put oil exploration in the arctic at risk," Begich said. Authorization for the state's Coastal Management program expires at the...

http://juneauempire.com/local/2011-05-31/begich-warns-loss-coastal-management-pr
Local
In solidarity with Seattle, Juneauites protest Polar Pioneer

...residents with a common cause and a knack for puns gathered outside the Federal Building on Thursday afternoon to protest oil exploration in the Arctic and Shell's Polar Pioneer drilling rig in particular.The grassroots, citizen-led group Alaska...

http://juneauempire.com/local/2015-06-19/solidarity-seattle-juneauites-protest-p
Local
Shell: Drill rigs coming to Seattle despite pleas for delay

...wait.Shell's plan to move the two rigs to Seattle in coming days sets up a showdown between environmentalists and oil exploration advocates and touches off a wider debate about climate change and whether the nation should tap oil and gas reserves...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2015-05-13/shell-drill-rigs-coming-seattle-despite
State
Seattle mayor, 'kayaktivists' take on oil

...kayaktivists is unfolding in a city well-known for embracing environmental causes, laying bare the high-stakes feud over oil exploration in the icy waters off Alaska.Seattle Mayor Ed Murray took up the cause Monday, choosing a renewable-energy group's...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2015-05-08/seattle-mayor-kayaktivists-take-oil
State
My Turn: Sullivan: Alaska, Washington state must work together

...so "to make a bold statement" about global warming.Washington Gov. Jay Inslee, also lobbying to halt Alaska oil exploration, has asked the U.S. Department of the Interior to refrain from issuing any further lease sales for drilling off...

http://juneauempire.com/opinion/2015-06-02/my-turn-sullivan-alaska-washington-st
Opinion
Walker tours Shell rig in Seattle

...those protests. "People have different opinions about different things and that's fine."Walker said Shell's oil exploration plans means jobs for Alaska, noting that the oil will come on shore to existing pipelines and stimulate additional...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2015-05-28/walker-tours-shell-rig-seattle
State
Alaska governor tours Shell oil rig in Seattle

...those protests. "People have different opinions about different things and that's fine."Walker said Shell's oil exploration plans means jobs for Alaska, noting that the oil will come on shore to existing pipelines and stimulate additional...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2015-05-27/alaska-governor-tours-shell-oil-rig-sea
State

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