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25 Years After Exxon Valdez: If We Ignore the Past, We Risk Repeating It in the Arctic

Cindy Shogan | Posted 03.25.2014 | Green
Cindy Shogan

Whether it's human error, mechanical malfunction or a simple act of Mother Nature, the fact is that it's not a question of if another spill is going to happen. It's a question of when.

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 ...

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...

The Kulluk Is Back On The Move

AP | Posted 04.29.2013 | Green

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — A Royal Dutch Shell PLC drilling vessel that ran aground on New Year's Eve is on the move from near Kodiak Island in Alaska...

Are We Ready to Drill in the Arctic?

Marilyn Heiman | Posted 04.06.2013 | Green
Marilyn Heiman

America's Arctic Ocean is central to the sustenance and culture of indigenous communities that have depended on its bounty for thousands of years.

President Obama Should Prioritize Protecting the Arctic as Part of His Climate Legacy

Cindy Shogan | Posted 03.30.2013 | Green
Cindy Shogan

All signs point to the fact that President Obama should prioritize protecting the Arctic as part of his climate legacy.

Will Shell Get Anything Right in Its Bid for Arctic Drilling?

Carol Pierson Holding | Posted 03.26.2013 | Green
Carol Pierson Holding

How can Shell continue to claim victory in the face of such appalling failures? As Shell continues to pile insult on injury, our outrage grows.

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.

Stop Reckless Drilling: A New Year's Resolution for Our Ocean

Dennis Takahashi-Kelso | Posted 03.14.2013 | Green
Dennis Takahashi-Kelso

This year, let's make a New Year's resolution that protects our ocean from reckless oil drilling. We're barely two weeks into 2013, and Shell Oil has already made headlines by losing control of one of its Arctic drill rigs in the Gulf of Alaska.

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.

Damaged Rig Remains Upright And Stable...For Now

Reuters | Posted 03.06.2013 | Green

By Yereth Rosen ANCHORAGE, Jan 3 (Reuters) - A Shell oil drilling rig grounded off an Alaska island since a New Years ...

Latest Shell Debacle in Alaska Part of a Larger Pattern of Risk and Failure

Frances Beinecke | Posted 03.05.2013 | Green
Frances Beinecke

Shell has poured billions of dollars into offshore Arctic drilling, but no matter how much it spends, it cannot make the effort anything but a terrifying gamble. And if Shell, the most profitable company on Earth, can't buy its way to safety in Alaska, nobody can.

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...

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 ...