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Shell Drilling

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...

Divers Assess Grounded Drill Rig's Hull

AP | Posted 03.16.2013 | Green

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — Divers and remotely operated underwater vehicles have completed a review of the hull of a Royal Dutch Shell PLC drill barge...

Another Stumble in the Quest for Arctic Oil

Ted Danson | Posted 03.15.2013 | Green
Ted Danson

The Department of the Interior must reassess its decisions that allowed Shell to proceed with its plans to drill in such a harsh but ecologically-sensitive area of the world.

Salvaging Shell's Troubled Ship Faces Big Hurdle

AP | DAN JOLING | Posted 03.07.2013 | Green

ANCHORAGE, Alaska — Royal Dutch Shell PLC will try to move its grounded drill ship out of the worst of the North Pacific's fury with a towing at...

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?

Official Pledges Support For Arctic Drilling Amid Concerns

AP | DAN JOLING | Posted 12.12.2012 | Green

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — The Interior Department's deputy secretary said Thursday that there will be no slowdown of the permitting process for Arcti...

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 Can Start Drill Prep Off Alaska's Coast

AP | DAN JOLING | Posted 10.30.2012 | Green

ANCHORAGE, Alaska — Royal Dutch Shell PLC has been given a permit to begin preparation work at exploratory drilling sites in the Chukchi Sea off...

As Arctic Ice Melts, Coast Guard Prepares With Faith In Shell's Drilling Plan

AP | DAN JOLING | Posted 10.07.2012 | Green

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — The Coast Guard is ready for expanded activity in Arctic waters, including petroleum exploration, Commandant Robert Papp to...

Recent Mishaps Raise Doubts About Arctic Drilling Safety

Marilyn Heiman | Posted 10.06.2012 | Green
Marilyn Heiman

The mishap -- along with a series of other troubling setbacks -- raises a question that some of us have been asking for the past year: Are we really ready to drill in such a remote and risky setting?

Shell Scales Back Arctic Drilling Plans

AP | MARY PEMBERTON | Posted 09.30.2012 | Green

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — Shell Oil Co. says it has downsized its plan for off-shore drilling in the Arctic this year. Shell now hopes...

Shell Vessel Drifts Toward Shore Before Being Re-Anchored

AP | Posted 09.14.2012 | Green

KODIAK, Alaska (AP) — A Shell Oil drilling vessel slipped it anchorage Saturday and began moving toward shore in Alaska's Aleutian Islands before it...

Appeals Court Rejects Arguments Against New Offshore Wells

AP | Posted 08.27.2012 | Green

ATLANTA (AP) — A federal appeals court has rejected arguments by a coalition of environmental groups, who maintain that U.S. regulators failed to th...

Arctic Oil Drilling Threatens Polar Bear Birthing Grounds

Rocky Kistner | Posted 04.09.2012 | Green
Rocky Kistner

Should we believe the industry that brought us Exxon Valdez and the Deepwater Horizon that oil blowouts can be contained and controlled in the frigid oceans of the arctic?

EPA Grants Permit, Shell Takes One Step Closer To Arctic Drilling

AP | By DAN JOLING | Posted 11.19.2011 | Green

ANCHORAGE, Alaska -- Shell Oil Co. on Monday took a step closer to tapping vast petroleum reserves off Alaska's Arctic coasts when the federal Environ...