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Tow vessel reaches struggling ship in Bering Sea

...Golden Seas is the latest example of the challenges involved in responding to incidents in the remote region, said Whit Sheard, an Oceana attorney who sits on the Aleutian Island Risk Assessment Advisory Panel, established with criminal settlement...
Groups sue to protect marine mammals warming and diminished sea ice may be linked to drowning, starvation and cannibalism among the bears, said Whit Sheard of Pacific Environment. The lawsuit said a rapid increase in industrial activities since 1993 has been accompanied...
Shell files pre-emptive offshore drilling lawsuit

...historically used last-minute legal maneuvers to delay properly approved operations," Smith said by email.Attorney Whit Sheard, of Oceana, an environmental group named in the lawsuit, called the lawsuit called "fairly frivolous.""They're...
Oil-paid study says Arctic spills easier to clean

...vast amounts of oil and natural gas. "This does nothing to reduce the likelihood of a catastrophic oil spill," said Whit Sheard of Pacific Environment, one of the groups that has sued to block Shell exploration in the Arctic, referring to the...
Inupiat fight to keep oil industry from hurting hunts

...already caused and whether oil and gas will prove to be a different tipping point in terms of ecological harm," said Whit Sheard, Alaska program director for Pacific Environment. The group is also involved in lawsuits over oil industry activities...
Groups to sue over polar bears

...judgments did not find polar bears were threatened by oil and gas development. The conservation groups do not agree. Whit Sheard of Pacific Environment in Alaska said Bush administration officials have been so keen to grant offshore leases, they...


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