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Empire Editorial: Thumbs up, Thumbs down for March 30

...political base. Last week, all nine council members signed a letter urging U.S. Interior Secretary Sally Jewell to block Shell Oil's exploration in the Arctic. Such a letter is worth about as much as the paper it's written on.Of course, the...
Major companies in talks with state drone program

...the private sector.Bailey said the UAF program has already done this. A 2014 mission was funded with $1 million from Shell Oil Company.The bills also call for FAA to remove "bureaucratic hurdles" to research on some types of medium- and long-range...
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Plan to allow Shell oil drilling fleet in Seattle draws ire

SEATTLE - A plan to allow Royal Dutch Shell PLC to use Seattle's waterfront as a homeport for its Arctic drilling fleet is drawing opposition from environmental groups that say it's not consistent with the region's environmental goals.
Effort focuses on increasing housing in Anchorage's 21 members represent businesses and AEDC members, including ConocoPhillips, Alyeska Pipeline Service Co., Shell Oil Co., and Providence Alaska Medical Center.There are also representatives of the banking and lending industry, state...
My Turn: Setting the record straight on Sen. Begich

...regulatory and permitting procedures, litigation and fallout from the Deepwater Horizon tragedy. It is expected that Shell Oil will proceed with additional exploration wells in 2015. Because these Arctic leases are federal ones, Begich is also...
Off the Beaten Path: Hope for wild salmon

...introduced her elder, Mary Dennis who, along with several other Tahltan people, was arrested while peacefully protesting the Shell Oil Company.Recently, Shell withdrew its interests in the region, a testament that people like Mary Dennis, who stand up...
Report: Poor management led to Shell grounding

ANCHORAGE - A Coast Guard report says poor risk assessment and management were factors that led to the grounding of a Shell oil drilling rig in the Gulf of Alaska in 2012.The report released Thursday also says Alaska's tax laws influenced the...
Gold fever ails Alaska borders

...spoke. Dennis, along with more than a dozen other Tahltan elders, was arrested about 10 years ago while protesting Shell Oil Company's proposed fracking project in the sacred headwaters. After years of opposition from the Tahltan and Davis...
Judge upholds approval of Shell's Arctic oil spill plans

...has ruled.Monday's ruling by U.S. District Judge Ralph Beistline comes in consolidated cases over the approval of Shell Oil's response plans for the Beaufort and Chukchi seas by the department's Bureau of Safety and Environmental Enforcement...
Salazar announces 'targeted leasing' in Arctic bitterly opposed by environmental groups and some Alaska Natives. Their lawsuits and permit appeals have prevented Shell Oil from drilling in the Chukchi Sea, where the oil giant spent $2.1 billion on leases in 2008. Shell also holds older...


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