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Shell clears major US government hurdle for Arctic drilling

...government opinions that find Shell can comply with terms and conditions of the Endangered Species Act.Shell spokesman Curtis Smith said the approval "is an important milestone and signals the confidence regulators have in our plan. However, before...
Seattle mayor: Port needs new permit for Arctic oil fleet

...McGraw said the port wasn't prepared to comment because it had not received any official findings from the city.Curtis Smith, a Shell spokesman, said Monday that the company is still reviewing the city's interpretation.Shell is considering...
Federal agency dings Shell for oil rig mishap

...was "Shell's inadequate assessment of the risk for its planned tow" across the Gulf of Alaska.Shell spokesman Curtis Smith said by email the company is reviewing the report but has already made changes and "engaged extensively with the regulators...
Woman hanging on Shell ship since Friday ends drill protest their views related to our Arctic program, so long as they do so safely and lawfully," company spokesman Curtis Smith said.Smith said the two activists trespassed on private property, while compromising their safety and that of others...
What's at stake: The debate over Arctic drilling

...Horizon explosion and spill in April 2010, spokesman Curtis Smith said. In the "unlikely" event of a blowout, Smith...Goodhope Bay from the state of Alaska. Shell spokesman Curtis Smith says he expects that permit to be issued within the...
Shell: Drill rigs coming to Seattle despite pleas for delay

...5 under the terms originally agreed upon by the parties involved - including the Port of Seattle," Shell spokesman Curtis Smith said in an email Tuesday. "Rig movement will commence in the days to come."Foss also was adamant. Company President...
Shell files revised Arctic offshore drilling plan

...drilling vessel planned for the Chukchi is the Polar Pioneer, owned by Transocean Ltd., said Shell Alaska spokesman Curtis Smith."Today's filing is not a final decision to drill next summer, but it does preserve the option," he said by email...
Drill ship pulled from rocks

...and recovery crews who were safe and meticulous in their effort to move the Kulluk offshore," Shell Alaska spokesman Curtis Smith said by email.The vessel will remain in the bay 43 miles southwest of the city of Kodiak until inspectors review its...
Shell rigs in Kodiak, Seward; Endeavour work lingers

...the joint U.S. Coast Guard and Shell team managing the Kulluk grounding incident. Meanwhile, Shell spokesman Curtis Smith said the Kulluk will not be moved from the bay until the tanner crab fishery, now under way in the area, has closed...
Salazar says Interior will process Shell's Beaufort Sea drilling permit for 2011

...Shell is still assessing the decision, announced Dec. 1, but "we see it as a positive signal," Shell spokesman Curtis Smith said. Shell also hopes to explore leases it holds in the Chukchi Sea, but decided to focus on one well the Beaufort...


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