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Arctic Drilling

In Alaska, Obama Highlights Climate Change While His Decisions Draw Accusations of 'Hypocrisy'

The Huffington Post | Kate Sheppard | Posted 08.31.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- As President Barack Obama visits Alaska this week, he is facing criticism and outright outrage from environmental advocates who say his...

Our Future Generations Can Teach Us a Thing or Two About Arctic Drilling

Cindy Shogan | Posted 08.28.2015 | Green
Cindy Shogan

Last week, President Obama made a terribly risky decision for the Arctic. His administration cleared the final hurdle that allows for drilling into oil-bearing zones in the Arctic Ocean, approving one of Shell Oil's modified drilling permits for the Chukchi Sea.

Shell Leaves ALEC, Is Still Terrible

Derrick Crowe | Posted 08.27.2015 | Green
Derrick Crowe

Shell's extraction from ALEC is part of a larger ongoing effort to position the company as concerned about the environment, responsible, and supportive of efforts to mitigate climate change. Don't believe it for a second.

There's An Imam In My Kayak

Mitzi Simmons | Posted 08.24.2015 | Politics
Mitzi Simmons

As a good crew mate, I want the president to see the hole in his "survival suit" -- and our own. That his climate change legacy, the President's concern for a warming and imperiled planet -- especially the belief that we can do something about it -- are inconsistent with Arctic drilling.

Obama Administration Gives Mixed Messages On Climate Change

The Huffington Post | Jared Greenhouse | Posted 08.21.2015 | Politics

The Obama administration gave final approval on Monday to Shell to resume exploratory drilling for oil in the Arctic Ocean for the firs...

Coldfoot, Deadhorse: Alaska's Arctic Far North on the Looney Front, Part 1

Mike Arkus | Posted 08.20.2015 | Travel
Mike Arkus

Here I am in the large collection of packing cases that goes for the Prudhoe Bay Hotel, about 300 miles north of the Arctic Circle, with nothing to do for the next three hours before the flight on to Barrow, flogging the proverbial dead horse.

Hillary Clinton Breaks With Obama Over Arctic Drilling

The Huffington Post | Samantha Lachman | Posted 08.18.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton has agreed with the vast majority of President Barack Obama's policies, but in a Twee...

Shell Officially Allowed To Drill In The Arctic

Reuters | Marina Fang | Posted 08.17.2015 | Politics

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Obama To Visit Alaska, But Enviros Cry Foul Over Arctic Drilling

The Huffington Post | Kate Sheppard | Posted 08.20.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- President Barack Obama is traveling to Alaska later this month to visit the front lines of climate change, which he called "one of the ...

Civic Disobedience and Climate Change

Marilyn Sewell | Posted 08.05.2015 | Religion
Marilyn Sewell

Is the practice of civil disobedience justified, in regard to climate change? Unlike war and racism, the effects of global warming are neither clear nor immediate -- though in fact the danger is quickly becoming clearer, as California dries up and wild fires run through the West.

Blockade of Shell Icebreaker: A Human Tipping Point in Pacific Northwest?

Daphne Wysham | Posted 07.31.2015 | Green
Daphne Wysham

Members of the Climate Action Coalition in Portland, OR, together with Greenpeace activists made history on July 30 when they forced the MSV Fennica, Shell Oil's Arctic icebreaker, to stand down, delaying its departure by approximately 40 hours.

It's Time for Shell to Abandon Its Irresponsible Arctic Drilling Plans

Sen. Jeff Merkley | Posted 07.30.2015 | Politics
Sen. Jeff Merkley

The Arctic may have oil, but the risks of drilling in the Arctic are too great. Arctic oil should stay in the ground. It's time for Shell to do the right thing and announce that they will pull out of the Arctic.

Shell NO!: The Fight Is Just Beginning

Cindy Shogan | Posted 07.28.2015 | Green
Cindy Shogan

President Obama and his administration paved the way last week by issuing Shell's final permits to drill. Putting our climate and the Arctic's future in Shell's hands is the wrong move.

Shell Granted Permits For Arctic Drilling, But Is Not Yet Allowed To Drill

Reuters | Marina Fang | Posted 07.22.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Interior Department on Wednesday granted Royal Dutch Shell <RDSa.L> two final permits to explore for crude in t...

Al Gore Criticizes Obama Over Arctic Drilling

The Huffington Post | Jacob Kerr | Posted 07.16.2015 | Politics

Former Vice President Al Gore offered a rare criticism of the Obama administration on Thursday for allowing Royal Dutch Shell to b...

Greenwash: Shell May Remove 'Oil' From Name as it Moves to Tap Arctic, Gulf of Mexico

Steve Horn | Posted 07.30.2015 | Green
Steve Horn

Shell Oil has announced it may take a page out of the BP "Beyond Petroleum" greenwashing book, rebranding itself as something other than an oil company for its United States-based unit. "Oil" could at some point in the near future be removed from the name.

Kate Sheppard

Shell's Arctic Drilling Plan May Have A Walrus Problem

HuffingtonPost.com | Kate Sheppard | Posted 07.01.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Shell's plan to drill in the Arctic this summer has met plenty of opposition from environmental advocates. But it might be the walrus th...

Kate Sheppard

Enviros Say Shell's Drilling Plan Could Harm The Pacific Walrus

HuffingtonPost.com | Kate Sheppard | Posted 06.26.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- A number of environmental groups are asking the Department of the Interior to rescind permission granted to Shell to begin exploratory d...

Obama and Oil

Michael Brune | Posted 06.01.2015 | Green
Michael Brune

President Obama's own Department of the Interior has already predicted that, if Shell is allowed to proceed with drilling, the likelihood of a large spill is 75 percent. So who's going to clean it up -- and with what completely unproven technology?

When You Drill, You Spill

Margie Alt | Posted 05.22.2015 | Green
Margie Alt

Oil companies and elected officials pledge to protect our coastline with more safety measures, yet promote exposing more of our prized beaches to the risks of oil and gas extraction.

In Battle Over Fracked Propane Gas Exports, David Beats Goliath

Daphne Wysham | Posted 05.18.2015 | Green
Daphne Wysham

On the other, the $6 billion Pembina Pipeline Corporation, the largest pipeline company in the Canadian tar sands, and a plan to build the largest private investment project in Portland, OR, history -- a $500 million propane export terminal.

Seattle 'Kayaktivists' Protest Shell's Arctic Drilling Endeavor

Reuters | Posted 05.16.2015 | Green

(Updates with details from kayak protest) By Bryan Cohen and Victoria Cavaliere SEATTLE, May 16 (Reuters) - Hundreds of ...

"Green News Report" - May 12, 2015

Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen | Posted 05.12.2015 | Green
Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen

The Green News Report is also available via... IN TODAY'S RADIO REPORT: Explosion, fire and oil spill at nuclear plant just outside New York Ci...

Kate Sheppard

Obama Administration Approves Shell's Drilling Plan For The Arctic

HuffingtonPost.com | Kate Sheppard | Posted 05.12.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The Obama administration on Monday granted conditional approval to Shell to begin exploratory drilling in the Arctic, which the Departme...

It's Time to Take Arctic Drilling Off the Table

Cindy Shogan | Posted 06.04.2015 | Green
Cindy Shogan

Earlier this week, the U.S. Department of the Interior swung the door wide open to drilling in the remote waters of the iconic Arctic Ocean when it announced that it was reaffirming controversial Bush-era leases for the Chukchi Sea - a lease sale referred to as Lease Sale 193.