Despite tensions, US, Russia vow cooperation in the Arctic

...other Arctic countries looked past Ukraine's civil war and other tensions Friday, vowing to cooperate on preventing oil spills near the North Pole and combating climate change in a region warming faster than any other.Assuming the chair of the...
Exxon CEO talks Arctic oil drilling

...decades of experience working in that part of the world, including successful projects in Russia - but also a catastrophic oil spill in Alaska's Prince William Sound when the Exxon Valdez oil tanker ran aground in 1989.Below are excerpts of the interview...
Oil council: Shale won't last, Arctic drilling needed now

...Alaska director for the Natural Resources Defense Council. "There aren't any proven effective ways of cleaning up an oil spill in the Arctic."But global demand for oil, which affects prices of gasoline, diesel and other fuels everywhere, is...
Little oil, no impact: Officials say Auke Bay unfazed by Feb. 22 spill

At this point it looks like there are no lasting negative effects in Auke Bay from the Feb. 22 Statter Harbor oil spill, say National Oceanic and Atmospheric Admistration and Coast Guard officials. NOAA received no reports of oiled wildlife...
Feds track seabird loss in North Pacific waters

...together some of these data bases after the Exxon Valdez oil spill when it was clear we needed to get a better handle on...outside the spill area."It was much bigger than the oil spill," Piatt said.Starting in the late 1970s, atmospheric...
Governments seek more time in Exxon Valdez case for restoration work following the 1989 Exxon Valdez oil spill but need more time.Government attorneys, in a court...and Game commissioner are members of the Exxon Valdez Oil Spill Trustee Council.Lawsuits brought against Exxon Mobil...
Lunch and Learn events at state Capitol raise questions

...said Lunch and Learns are an informal, efficient way to educate people on topics of interest, such as responding to oil spills, a subject of one association-sponsored event this session. Erkmann's group usually sponsors two or three a year...
My Turn: Alaskan can safely exit the Arctic oil rapids investments. The U.S. Arctic 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...
Officials expect minimal damage from Auke Bay oil spill

Government officials continue to monitor the Sunday oil spill at Statter Harbor in Auke Bay, but no environmental damage has been found. The Coast Guard wrote in a press release Tuesday that...
Protecting ANWR from ourselves drilling for oil. We have seen time and time again just how much damage oil companies can do (remember the Valdez oil spill?). I realize there are many in the Legislature and in the state who are dependent on oil for a host of reasons, primarily...


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