Lawrence Charles Sommers

...their son Micah and remained together until the end of his life 43 years later. Larry was a commercial diver, working on oil rigs in the North Sea and off Louisiana, and working underwater on several dams in Eastern Washington. The couple moved to...
Federal agency dings Shell for oil rig mishap in Arctic

ANCHORAGE - As Royal Dutch Shell PLC seeks permits for exploratory oil drilling off Alaska's northwest coast, a federal agency has concluded the company underestimated risk the last time it moved drill rigs to Arctic waters.
My Turn: The Shell Game

...requiring drilling operations to be at least 15 miles apart to protect walruses and polar bears. Even though DOI requires two oil rigs on site, the rule effectively prevents Shell from simultaneously drilling its two planned exploratory wells, which are...
Kayak protesters detained after trying to stop Shell oil rig

SEATTLE - The U.S. Coast Guard detained two dozen protesters who formed a blockade with kayaks and other vessels Monday to try to stop Royal Dutch Shell's drill rig as it left Seattle on its way to explore for oil in the Arctic Ocean.
6 protesting drilling arrested in Seattle

...Melonas said.The grannies were part of two simultaneous protests in Seattle on Tuesday morning against Shell's offshore oil rig, which is at the terminal being prepared for Arctic drilling this summer.A group of younger protesters camped out on...
Alaska governor tours Shell oil rig in Seattle

SEATTLE - The governor of Alaska on Wednesday toured a massive oil drill rig parked on Seattle's waterfront then met with Washington state Gov. Jay Inslee to tell him that Washington's position on future Arctic drilling will hurt the economy of Alaska.
Environmentalists seize on latest Santa Barbara oil spill

...brought in to help spread bales of straw to sop up the mess.His group helped gather 200,000 signatures to get the oil rigs removed off the coast. That never happened, but over the next few years significant legislation was passed to protect...
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Seattle, like it or not, becomes Shell's Arctic base

SEATTLE - An oil rig outfitted for Royal Dutch Shell's exploration in the remote Arctic Ocean parked in Seattle's harbor Thursday, marking a pivotal...
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...
Company: Giant rig to be towed to Seattle

SEATTLE - A giant floating oil rig currently anchored off Port Angeles, Washington, will be towed to Seattle this week despite the Seattle mayor's assertion that...


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