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Shell Arctic Drilling

Shell Comes Up Empty: A Moment Of Clarity

Susan Murray | Posted 10.07.2015 | Green
Susan Murray

We can see this withdrawal as not just a victory for the Arctic but also as an opportunity to take stock of our unhealthy relationship with fossil fuels.

President Obama's Mortal Sin

Bianca Jagger | Posted 12.14.2015 | Green
Bianca Jagger

President Obama must know that it is impossible to protect the Arctic while allowing Shell to drill for oil 70 miles off the coast of Alaska. He cannot have it both ways. His policies and proclamations are irreconcilable.

Kerry On Arctic: 'We're Not Going To Suddenly Be Weaned From Oil'

The Huffington Post | Kate Sheppard | Posted 09.04.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Secretary of State John Kerry defended the Obama administration's decision to allow Shell to begin exploratory oil drilling in the Arcti...

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

Cindy Shogan | Posted 08.28.2016 | 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.

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

Sen. Jeff Merkley | Posted 07.30.2016 | 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 07.28.2016 | 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.

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 05.16.2016 | 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 05.14.2016 | 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 05.05.2016 | 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.

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...

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 from the vessels...

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.

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 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. ...

Walking the Waters: How to Bring the Major Oil Companies Ashore and Halt the Destruction of Our Oceans

Subhankar Banerjee | Posted 10.02.2012 | Green
Subhankar Banerjee

The Obama administration has been fast-tracking Shell's dangerous drilling plan, while paying remarkably little attention to the ecological fears it raises and the potential devastation a major spill or spills would cause to the native peoples of the north.

Lifting the Anchor on Change

Kumi Naidoo | Posted 09.26.2012 | Green
Kumi Naidoo

In the years to come, when we look back at the lost mooring of a Shell drill ship, we can say that this was when we lifted our collective anchor and set course for a green, sustainable and peaceful society. This must be our turning point.

1 Million Names, Legal Threat Spur Arctic Campaign

Kumi Naidoo | Posted 09.20.2012 | Green
Kumi Naidoo

Yesterday I was served with an urgent notice from Shell, the world's wealthiest oil company, whom in the past weeks we have been vigorously and prominently campaigning against in our Save The Arctic drive.

The Arctic and Niger Should Go Together When We Talk About Shell's Drilling

Subhankar Banerjee | Posted 08.06.2012 | Green
Subhankar Banerjee

We cannot talk about Deepwater Horizon without also talking about Exxon Valdez. Similarly, from now on we must always put two words -- Arctic and Niger -- together when we talk about Shell's drilling.