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Feds allow Shell to drill for oil in Arctic Ocean

...of Safety and Environmental Enforcement announced that it approved the permit to drill below the ocean floor after the oil giant brought in a required piece of equipment to stop a possible well blowout.The agency previously allowed Shell to begin...
With protest over, Shell prepares for Arctic Ocean drilling

...Alaska - Hours after a repaired Shell icebreaker eased past protesters in Oregon to join an Arctic drilling operation, the oil giant used other vessels in its flotilla to begin excavating off the coast of Alaska in hopes of confirming the presence of...
Too much noise

...Court says money is speech. With the chance of losing the biggest tax break of the new century to Ballot Proposition 1, oil giants ConocoPhillips, BP, and ExxonMobil are making it seem more like money is screech. The Supreme Court also says corporations...
Asleep at the wheel

...corporate veils? What about the bureaucrats and politicians who failed the public trust by looking the other way while the oil giants broke all the rules? Until corporations and the human beings behind them can be held accountable for their wrongdoing...

...activities" on 4,278 of 4,376 miles of shoreline in the response area. State and local officials say the London-based oil giant still has plenty left to do."We still see a lot of oil out there," said P.J. Hahn, director of Plaquemines Parish's...
New sign soars over Eagle River

...up with the conceptual design, and things really started moving forward when BP's Karen Cowart told Gorski that the oil giant would help fund the project about two years ago. Gorski said BP's Jim Palmer also helped secure funding for the project...
Shell nearly finished modifying Arctic drill ship

...Wells manager. "So in essence, you have a big drilling rig on a hull that's shaped like an ice-breaker." If the oil giant gets its final federal permits and overcomes court challenges by environmental groups, the Kulluk and a second drill...
Before Gulf spill, Shell touted Arctic drilling safety

...earlier this year that they could drill safely offshore in the state's pristine Arctic waters. A representative for the oil giant also blasted federal environmental regulators for what he described as an overly cumbersome permitting process. "We...
Senator rips White House

...try to develop them," she said. The senator also said that the decision by the federal government to suspend Dutch oil giant Shell's planned drilling operations in the Arctic could hurt the state's long-term future as well. Through her...
Governor needs to straighten out tax mess

...oil company tax checks were less than expected by state revenue head-scratchers. I happened to think how fond the oil giants were of hanky-panky Frank. Didn't he shepherd the current tax to our planet? An 800 percent rise in crude prices...


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