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Shell Arctic Drilling

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...

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 ...

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 ...

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.

Lego To Scrap Shell Deal After Arctic Protests

AP | By JAN M. OLSEN | Posted 12.09.2014 | Green

COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) — Danish toy maker Lego said Thursday it won't renew a deal allowing Shell to hand out Lego sets at its gas stations in som...

Greenpeace To Shell: Stop 'Polluting Our Kids' Imaginations'

The Huffington Post | Katherine Boehrer | Posted 07.11.2014 | Green

Greenpeace’s most recent video targets popular toy brand Lego for its partnership with Shell. Though it begins innocently enough, panning over a Leg...

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...

WATCH: 'We Can Can Pull The Plug Out Here, But Not In the Arctic!'

Posted 12.14.2013 | Green

Judges were unaware that they were about to receive quite the literal slam at Shell's recent "Science Slam," an event in Berlin, Germany on December 1...

Destabilization of Arctic Sea Ice Would Be Game Over for Climate

Subhankar Banerjee | Posted 11.27.2013 | Green
Subhankar Banerjee

The Arctic sea ice is the most famous visual indicator of climate change. This year the climate deniers took the lead to explain what's going on with the Arctic sea ice.

Shell To Pay For Air Quality Violations In Arctic

Reuters | Posted 11.06.2013 | Green

By Yereth Rosen ANCHORAGE, Alaska, Sept 6 (Reuters) - Shell has agreed to pay $1.1 million for air-quality violations ...

Salazar: 'Shell Screwed Up In 2012'

AP | Posted 03.15.2013 | Green

ANCHORAGE, Alaska -- Shell was not fully prepared when it launched its trouble-plagued Arctic offshore drilling program last year, and the oil company...

Shell Suspends Drilling For Arctic Ocean In 2013

AP | DAN JOLING | Posted 04.29.2013 | Green

ANCHORAGE, Alaska — An effort to give the United States a new source of domestic oil and refill the trans-Alaska pipeline took a hit Wednesday w...

Arctic Drilling Proves Dangerous Again

Miyoko Sakashita | Posted 03.04.2013 | Green
Miyoko Sakashita

I couldn't help but wonder this week as Coast Guard crews braved Alaska's dangerous seas to regain control of Shell's drilling rig and evacuate its crew: Why is our federal government bending over backwards to let Shell drill for oil in the Arctic Ocean?

Shell's Arctic Oil Spill Gear "Crushed Like a Beer Can" in Simple Test

Brendan DeMelle | Posted 02.03.2013 | Green
Brendan DeMelle

If Shell is this ill-prepared to operate critical safety equipment in the calm waters of Washington State, then they clearly have no business drilling for oil in the Arctic.

Shell Ends 2012 Arctic Ocean Drilling Off Alaska

AP | DAN JOLING | Posted 10.31.2012 | Green

ANCHORAGE, Alaska -- Shell Oil's flotilla of Arctic Ocean vessels is heading for warmer waters. Royal Dutch Shell PLC announced that it concluded exp...

Shell Remains Persistent Despite Arctic Setbacks

AP | DAN JOLING | Posted 11.30.2012 | Green

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — The stars lined up — almost — for Shell Oil to drill exploratory wells this year in waters off Alaska's north coast. ...

Shell Sues Greenpeace

AP | TOBY STERLING | Posted 11.21.2012 | Green

AMSTERDAM (AP) — Royal Dutch Shell PLC is taking Greenpeace International to court in an attempt to have the environmental organization banned from ...

Arctic Scores a Win as Shell Cancels 2012 Plans to Drill

Andrew Sharpless | Posted 11.20.2012 | Green
Andrew Sharpless

If Shell has proved one thing this summer it is that the oil industry is not ready to drill in the Arctic. It is time to put the thought of Arctic drilling back on the shelf.

Revisiting an Arctic Tale of Ice and Shell

Subhankar Banerjee | Posted 11.20.2012 | Green
Subhankar Banerjee

In light of all the recent developments the Obama administration has an unique opportunity, a turning point.

Shell Safety System Problems Plague Alaska Plans

AP | DAN JOLING | Posted 11.18.2012 | Green

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — Safety equipment that Shell Oil volunteered to put into place for drilling off the coast of Alaska is complicating the comp...

Shell Admits Arctic Drilling Defeat, For Now

Reuters | Posted 11.17.2012 | Green

* Arctic seen having 30 pct of undiscovered gas; 13 pct oil * Containment dome to catch spilled oil damaged during test...

Shell Scraps Offshore Drilling Plans

AP/The Huffington Post | Posted 11.17.2012 | Green

AMSTERDAM (AP) — Royal Dutch Shell PLC said Monday it will no longer seek oil off the coast of Alaska this year after suffering several setbacks. ...

Shell Halts Work A Day After Drilling Began Off Alaska

AP | DAN JOLING | Posted 11.10.2012 | Green

ANCHORAGE, Alaska — Royal Dutch Shell on Monday was moving its drill ship off a prospect in the Chukchi Sea, a day after drilling began 70 miles...

Shell Begins Petroleum Drilling Off Alaska Coast

AP | DAN JOLING | Posted 11.10.2012 | Green

ANCHORAGE, Alaska — More than four years after Royal Dutch Shell paid $2.8 billion to the federal government for petroleum leases in the Chukchi...