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Shell allowed limited offshore oil drilling

ANCHORAGE, Alaska - The Obama administration has given Royal Dutch Shell PLC approval to begin limited exploratory oil drilling off Alaska's northwest coast. The two permits issued Wednesday clear the way for drilling in Chukchi Sea, but with...
If Seattle doesn't want Shell, head north to the future

On May 25, a woman hanging on the anchor chain of an oil-drilling support ship finally left her post of protest with the assistance of the U.S. Coast Guard.The fact is, if Alaskans thought...
Seattle mayor: Port needs new permit for Arctic oil fleet

...wrench into plans for a 400-foot oil-drilling rig to arrive in Seattle when begins at T5 on off-shore oil drilling equipment," the mayor said coal trains, oil trains and oil drilling rigs," he said.It's now up...
What others say: Advance, but cautiously, in Arctic drilling

...the Department of the Interior upheld a 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...
Federal agency dings Shell for oil rig mishap

ANCHORAGE - As Royal Dutch Shell PLC seeks permits for exploratory oil drilling off Alaska's northwest coast, a federal agency has concluded the company underestimated risk the last time it moved drill rigs...
What's at stake: The debate over Arctic drilling

ANCHORAGE - Royal Dutch Shell is parking two massive Arctic oil drilling rigs in Seattle's waterfront before they head north. The first drill rig, the Polar Pioneer, arrived in Seattle waters on...
Shell: Drill rigs coming to Seattle despite pleas for delay

...Shell is forging ahead with plans to park two Arctic oil drilling rigs in Seattle, despite the city saying it could issue...tight timeline to prepare its fleet for exploratory oil drilling this summer in the Chukchi Sea northwest of Alaska...
Interior Secretary Jewell visits eroding Alaska village

...prices have fallen dramatically, and that's impacted the state's budget. We are supporting responsible and safe oil drilling in the National Petroleum Reserve and in the Outer Continental Shelf."In talks with state lawmakers, she said at...
Report: Poor management led to Shell grounding

ANCHORAGE - Poor risk assessment and management were among factors that led to the grounding of a Shell oil drilling rig in the Gulf of Alaska in 2012, the Coast Guard said in a report released Thursday.The report also says Alaska's tax laws...
Skepticism dooms study of rail link to North Slope

...reacted skeptically, The Fairbanks Daily News-Miner reported.Isaacson said the rail extension could lead to new oil-drilling and mining opportunities and reduce the high cost of doing business on the North Slope."We're so addicted to oil...


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