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Shell allowed limited offshore oil drilling

...cap a well in case of a leak. That equipment is aboard a ship headed to Portland, Oregon, for repairs. The Interior Department's Bureau of Safety and Environmental Enforcement said in a statement that Shell could submit an amended application...
Senators using budget to put heat on administration, EPA

...Alaska hold the purse strings for many of the (Interior Department) agencies through the chairmanship that I have...the gavel is in Alaska's hands," in terms of Interior Department and environment spending, she said."We have...
Environmental groups to challenge Arctic lease sale again

...needs to be made in the context of climate policy and that wasn't done here."John Callahan, spokesman for the Interior Department's Bureau of Ocean Energy Management, said the agency could not comment on the litigation.Environmental groups...
What others say: Advance, but cautiously, in Arctic drilling

...2008 Arctic lease sale, allowing Royal Dutch Shell to return to exploratory oil drilling in the Chukchi Sea. The Interior Department will spend the next 30 days examining Shell's summer drilling plan, but that company has already begun moving...
Federal agency dings Shell for oil rig mishap

...The company also took the recommendation of the Interior Department and used a third-party auditor to review its...offshore drilling this year in the Chukchi Sea.The Interior Department is in the process of deciding whether to grant...
State lawmakers riled up over federal actions

...surveying a road through a wildlife refuge to connect King Cove to an all-weather airport at Cold Bay, a road the Interior department rejected. The lawsuit over the department's decision is pending. "I'm not willing to wait much longer...
Obama proposes wilderness designation for ANWR

...brought by the state over the Interior Department's refusal to consider a...future generations." The Interior Department issued a comprehensive plan...staff in the last few days. Interior Department spokeswoman Jessica Kershaw...
Industry, legislators still buzzing about Walker firings

...of the board.Drue Pearce, one of the fired board members who is a former President of the Senate and U.S. Interior Department official, said she learned of her termination at 5:30 p.m. Jan. 6, three hours before the press release...
Murkowski readies for role as Energy Committee chair poised to take the chairmanship of the Energy and Natural Resources Committee that has jurisdiction over the Interior Department. It's a powerful position for the senior senator from Alaska given the role the agency plays in a state where...
Tribes work to create sex-offender registries

...Bureau of Indian Affairs could do a better job at finding out which tribes need help implementing the law. The Interior Department said the Bureau of Indian Affairs would be reaching out to tribes. A Tribal Public Safety Working Group established...


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