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Empire Editorial: Time to buy out TransCanada

...the 21st century what the trans-Alaska oil pipeline did in the 20th.With the Obama administration having blocked oil exploration in the Arctic, we must rely on our resources to advance our state's future. AKLNG offers the best hope to that...
Shell drill vessels exit Arctic after oil exploration ceases

ANCHORAGE - Two drill vessels employed by Royal Dutch Shell PLC off Alaska's northwest coast have safely departed Arctic waters for the Pacific Northwest. The 572-foot Noble Discoverer, owned by Noble Drilling U.S.
Shell move dims nation's oil prospects for 50 years.As recently as March, an Energy Department advisory council called for an immediate expansion of oil exploration in the American Arctic to avoid an increased reliance on imported oil in the future, in part because it would take...
Kerry talks tech as a solution to climate change woes

...drilling. They point to its actions that would shield the coastal plain of the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge from oil exploration.Emphasizing technology, including better environmental observation, greater fuel efficiency, energy efficiency...
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...
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...
Despite tensions, US, Russia vow cooperation in the Arctic

...for the next two years, presented an agreement by members to address black carbon, or soot, which is emitted by wood-burning cookstoves and diesel fuels. Strategies for doing so include reducing gas flaring during oil exploration.
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...
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...
My Turn: Sullivan: Alaska, Washington state must work together "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...


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