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Arctic Oil Drilling

Can Election Cash Sway Green Politicians?

Carol Pierson Holding | Posted 06.25.2015 | Green
Carol Pierson Holding

If even those whose political fortunes depend on green policies can be swayed by a little cash, imagine how easy it will be to persuade Hillary Clinton. Still, we can dream.

Shell Oil Rig Arrives In Seattle Amid Fierce Outcry

Reuters | Posted 05.20.2015 | Green

By Victoria Cavaliere SEATTLE, May 14 (Reuters) - The first of two Royal Dutch Shell drilling rigs slated for Arctic oil exploration ...

Shell Plowing Ahead With Moving Oil Rigs To Seattle Despite Protest

AP | Posted 05.13.2015 | Green

SEATTLE (AP) — Royal Dutch Shell is forging ahead with plans to park two Arctic oil drilling rigs in Seattle, risking possible fines from the city a...

Seattle Requires New Permit for Shell's Arctic Drill Ship to Moor, but May Not Issue It

Alaska Dispatch News | Posted 05.05.2015 | Green
Alaska Dispatch News

A drill ship that Shell intends to use to drill oil wells in Arctic waters off Alaska cannot be moored at the Port of Seattle without a new permit, Seattle city officials said Monday.

Alaska Lawmakers Take Shot at State of Washington Over Arctic Development

Alaska Dispatch News | Posted 06.10.2015 | Politics
Alaska Dispatch News

After sending salvos at President Barack Obama and federal government bureaucrats in Washington, D.C., top Republicans in the Alaska Legislature have a new focus for their ire: Washington Gov. Jay Inslee and Seattle's mayor and city council, foes who they say would stymie oil development in the Arctic.

Melting Sea Ice Makes Arctic Drilling A Risky Business

Posted 02.04.2014 | Green

From Climate Central's Bobby Magill: Sea ice melting partly because of human-caused climate change could open previously inaccessible Arctic Ocean ...

Shell To Stop Drilling In Alaska In 2014

AP | TOBY STERLING | Posted 01.30.2014 | Green

AMSTERDAM (AP) — Shell, Europe's largest oil company, will stop drilling for oil in Alaska this year as it cuts back on investments and tries to rev...

Taking a Stand for Our Arctic Ocean

Cindy Shogan | Posted 10.27.2013 | Green
Cindy Shogan

In June, President Obama said, "we can't just drill our way out of the energy and climate challenge that we face." I am hopeful that the president will heed his own advice, and keep our Arctic Ocean safe from dirty and dangerous oil drilling.

Norway Kicks Up Arctic Drilling

AP | KARL RITTER | Posted 06.20.2013 | Green

STOCKHOLM -- Norway's Parliament has opened up a new area on the fringe of the Arctic Ocean to offshore oil drilling despite protests from opponents w...

Real Threat to Alaska Natives Isn't Oil Development -- It's a World Without Oil

Alaska Dispatch News | Posted 08.22.2012 | Green
Alaska Dispatch News

When it comes to oil in the north, the time has arrived for environmentalists and Alaska Natives themselves to face the fact the gasoline that fuels the internal combustion engine long ago corrupted traditional cultural practices.

Will Environmental Disaster Come With Economic Development?

AP | Posted 06.12.2012 | Green

LONDON (AP) — A British report is warning that new opportunities for economic development in the Arctic are fraught with high risks of environmental...

EPA Board Rejects Appeal Of Shell Arctic permit

AP | DAN JOLING | Posted 03.14.2012 | Green

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — Royal Dutch Shell's quest to drill exploratory wells in Arctic waters has received a boost with the affirmation that its fe...

Greenpeace Activists Arrested After Hanging In 'Survival Pod' On Arctic Oil Rig

Yahoo! News | Posted 08.02.2011 | Green

COPENHAGEN (AFP) -- Two Greenpeace activists who scaled an oil rig off Greenland at the weekend to protest oil prospecting in the Arctic were arrested...

Move Over Cold War: The 'Ice War' Cometh

Kelly Rigg | Posted 07.16.2011 | Green
Kelly Rigg

Warming more than twice as fast as other parts of the world, the Arctic is on the receiving end of climate change, and oil development in the region is one of the drivers of change.

A Battle for the Earth's Last Remaining Frontier

Philip Radford | Posted 07.10.2011 | Green
Philip Radford

Tomorrow Hillary Clinton will fly to picturesque Greenland to discuss how spill response equipment might work in one of the world's most beautiful environments: the Arctic. I can save her the trip. It won't.

Shell To Submit Arctic Offshore Drilling Plan

AP | By DAN JOLING | Posted 07.02.2011 | Green

ANCHORAGE, Alaska -- Shell Oil will apply to drill up to five wells off Alaska's shore next year under an exploration plan to be submitted to federal ...

PHOTOS: Activists Occupy Oil Rig Heading For Arctic

AP/The Huffington Post | Posted 06.22.2011 | Green

ANKARA, Turkey (AP) -- Greenpeace activists climbed aboard a huge oil rig off Istanbul on Friday in a bid to prevent it from reaching Greenland to beg...

Norway Rejects Offshore Drilling In Response To Gulf Spill

AP | By BJOERN H. AMLAND | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

OSLO, Norway -- Norway on Friday rejected oil drilling in ecologically sensitive waters just above the Arctic circle, partly because of worries over a...

Gulf Spill Report Emphasizes Risks Of Arctic Drilling

AP | DAN JOLING | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

ANCHORAGE, Alaska — A presidential panel investigating the BP well blowout in the Gulf of Mexico urged "utmost care" for future drilling in remo...

Arctic Oil Discovery Could Spark Rush That 'Would Threaten The Fragile Environment' Greenpeace Warns

AP | JAN M. OLSEN | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

COPENHAGEN, Denmark — Scotland's Cairn Energy PLC said Tuesday it found gas off the west coast of Greenland, a discovery that environmental grou...