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A Week of Madness: Shell, KXL and the Arctic Auction

Annie Leonard | Posted 04.01.2015 | Green
Annie Leonard

The past week has been quite the roller coaster for folks who care about the fate of the Arctic.

Strategic Oil

Peter Neill | Posted 05.31.2014 | Green
Peter Neill

Two forces have driven our consumption-based growth, measured as gross domestic production, expanded our ability to fertilize and protect our crops from disease, and created new products and processes that have transformed our traditional occupations.

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 ...

Rachel Maddow: 'Maybe We Cannot Safely Drill In The Arctic'

Posted 05.31.2013 | Green

Rachel Maddow concluded earlier this week that "oil companies lie." Although this is not the first time the MSNBC host has criticized an oil giant,...

Kulluk Manager Testifies In Front Of Panel

AP | By DAN JOLING | Posted 07.23.2013 | Green

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — After drifting toward shore on a floating drill rig tilted by 30-foot swells and 45-knot winds, then riding a basket up to ...

Coast Guard Prepares To Testify

AP | By DAN JOLING | Posted 07.19.2013 | Green

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — The Coast Guard will kick off hearings Monday on how a Royal Dutch Shell PLC drill barge used for Arctic Ocean exploratory ...

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...

Fuel May Have Leaked From Shell Rig's Lifeboats

AP | Posted 03.12.2013 | Green

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — Officials say it's possible that as much as 270 gallons of diesel fuel may have been released from tanks on four lifeboats ...

How Safe Is The Kulluk?

AP | By DAN JOLING | Posted 03.10.2013 | Green

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — Inspectors will descend upon a remote Kodiak Island bay to investigate whether a Royal Dutch Shell LLC drilling vessel will...

Shell-Shocked Alaska

Shannyn Moore | Posted 03.09.2013 | Green
Shannyn Moore

Shell risked some of the worst sailing weather in the world in an attempt to avoid millions in taxes. Just because most of our legislature bends every time an oil company exhales, it doesn't mean Mother Nature will.

Grounded Shell Oil-Drilling Ship Refloated

AP | By DAN JOLING | Posted 03.09.2013 | Green

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — A large floating drill rig that ran aground a week ago on a remote Alaska island arrived as planned Monday in the shelter o...

Did Alaska Tax Liability Play Role in Shell Oil's Drill Rig Fiasco?

Alaska Dispatch News | Posted 03.05.2013 | Money
Alaska Dispatch News

Hopes of avoiding millions in state taxes may have faded for Royal Dutch Shell when the clock struck midnight on Jan. 1 and 2012 became 2013. Just hou...

House Members Want Grounded Shell Drilling Rig Investigated

AP | DAN JOLING | Posted 03.05.2013 | Green

ANCHORAGE, Alaska — Calls for federal scrutiny of Royal Dutch Shell PLC drilling operations in Arctic waters swelled Thursday with a request for...

Shell: 'When Flawless Execution Does Not Happen, You Learn From It'

AP | By DAN JOLING | Posted 03.05.2013 | Green

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — Members of Congress are calling for an investigation of Royal Dutch Shell PLC's Arctic offshore drilling operations as salv...

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?

Storm Impedes Salvage Of Grounded Drilling Ship

AP | By DAN JOLING | Posted 03.04.2013 | Green

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — The grounding of a petroleum drilling ship on a remote Alaska island has refueled the debate over oil exploration in the U....

Shell Ship Carrying 150,000 Gallons Of Diesel Runs Aground

AP | MARY PEMBERTON | Posted 03.03.2013 | Green

ANCHORAGE, Alaska — Crews aboard two aircraft flew over an oil drilling ship Tuesday that went aground in a severe Alaska storm and saw no sign ...

Grounded Shell Ship Enters 'The Salvage And Possible Spill-Response Phase'

Reuters | Posted 03.03.2013 | Green

* No spill seen so far after overflights on Tuesday * Ran aground off Kodiak Island By Yereth Rosen ANCHO...

Shell Drill Ship Reattached To Towing Vessels After Breaking Free

AP | Posted 03.02.2013 | Green

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — Two towing vessels are again attached by lines to a Royal Dutch Shell drill ship in the Gulf of Alaska but responders have ...

Shell Starts Exploratory Drilling In Beaufort Sea

AP | Posted 12.04.2012 | Green

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — Shell Oil says it has begun exploratory drilling in the Beaufort Sea off Alaska's north coast as it continues to drill in t...