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Environmental groups to challenge Arctic lease sale again

...Seattle for the 2015 open water season.Conservation and Alaska Native groups in their lawsuit said the former Minerals Management Service had based the sale's environmental review on projected extraction of only 1 billion barrels of oil. A court-ordered...
Shell looks for silver linings in decision to cancel 2014 drill season

...defeat. BOEM is the Interior Department agency that manages offshore leasing, which was previously done by the Minerals Management Service before that agency was reorganized.People familiar with federal procedures say it could require a Supplemental...
Comments on spill rules run the gamut

...they are pleased at responses by Shell Oil and the new Bureau of Ocean Energy Management, the new U.S. Minerals Management Service, to concerns raised by coastal communities on exploration in the Beaufort and Chukchi seas. "We are seeing...
Begich touts ability to build relationships

...held by the newly renamed Bureau of Ocean Energy Management, Regulation and Enforcement (formerly known as Minerals Management Service). Begich pressed the BOEM to expedite Shell's attempted exploration activities in the Beaufort and Chukchi...
Before Gulf spill, Shell touted Arctic drilling safety

...told state lawmakers in April. The federal Minerals Management Services is now taking a new look Shell's Arctic exploration...An Environmental Assessment was done by the Minerals Management Service, the federal agency which both sold Shell the...
Oil industry review under way

...bottom location in the reservoir will be in federal outer continental shelf lands regulated by the U.S. Minerals Management Service. To drill these wells BP will need two drilling permits, Norman said, one issued by the state and one from...
Earmark ban is not the answer this and ask What does this mean for our ability to provide oversight of the National Park Service, the Minerals Management Service, or the U.S. Forest Service? If we have an administration or agency that is intent on locking up tracts...
Alaskans watch Gulf spill with interest, comparisons

...spill requirements to the federal outer continental shelf areas around Alaska that are managed by the U.S. Minerals Management Service. That means Shell's planned operations in the Alaska offshore must adhere to the state's standards, which...
Murkowski calls for easing MMS lease sale restrictions

Gov. Frank Murkowski has recommended the U.S. Minerals Management Service continue evaluating the option of dropping restrictions against joint bidding by oil and gas exploration companies in Cook Inlet...
EPA reissues inlet discharge permit

...becomes effective July 2 and is good for five years, expands the existing coverage area to include recent Minerals Management Service lease sales 191 and 199 and state water adjoining those lease area. It also authorizes discharges from oil and...


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