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Federal appeals court affirms ruling in Arctic drilling suit

...officials did not act unlawfully when they approved two oil spill response plans created by Royal Dutch Shell PLC for oil leases...the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals said the oil spill response plans approved were not unlawful.Environmental...
Juneau 4th of July Parade Grand Marshals named

...was named the USCG District 17 Enlisted Service Member of the Year in 2012 and served with the Deep Water Horizon oil spill response teams for nine months.? Navy Aviation Electrician Mate 3rd Class Tom Dawson, a Vietnan veteran from Petersburg...
My Turn: Murkowski on Arctic ignorance: Let it go!

...adopted two agreements in recent years to further cooperation and collaboration for search and rescue activities and oil spill response protocols.Despite the recent uptick in Russian aggression in the region, the Arctic has historically been considered...
My Turn: Alaska can shape the global Arctic agenda

...Alaska and its neighboring Russian provinces to slow or even come to a halt. These include bilateral discussions on oil spill response planning and managing the ever-growing ship traffic in our shared waters. Scientific cooperation has traditionally...
My Turn: Alaskan can safely exit the Arctic oil rapids

...Research Commission, in its recent white paper on oil spills in Arctic, recommends future work in areas such as: oil spill response technologies for cleanup and recovery of oil, data management tools and long term effects, thereby providing a clear...
WhaleFest explores gizmos, gadgets of cetacean science

...whale pods, and debris from the tsunami that hit Japan in 2011. They could also be used for wildfire, flood, and oil spill response, monitoring sensitive lands, and many other purposes, she said. "Mostly, it's about safety," she said...
Uses for spill planning tool expanding

...has so much value, I think, in oil spill planning and response," Saupe said.Saupe said the program helps an oil spill response team on several levels - operations, planning and logistics.During the 2012 Kulluk incident when the Shell drill...
Oil company seeks to export Yukon crude from Skagway

...of Environmental Conservation, said Northern Cross may not need a permit, but its shipper will need to have an oil spill response contingency plan. So far, no company has come forward to start that process.
From the archives: Grounded tanker spills 270,000 barrels of oil off Alaska

...for kayakers, sport fishermen and tourists.Exxon's Cornett said his company was bringing three planeloads of oil spill response workers from all over the world to deal with the mess. He said the company hoped to pump the oil remaining aboard...
More questions than answers for oil and gas in new year

...for a fleet of 29 vessels and aerial support from a support base in Barrow and an alternative base in Wainwright. Oil spill response equipment would be kept on hand near Kotzebue Sound and a standby rig, the Polar Pioneer, will be in Dutch Harbor...


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