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Shell Arctic Drilling

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...

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...

'Curtain Of Opportunity For 2012' Closing On Shell's Arctic Drilling Plan

AP | By DAN JOLING | Posted 10.15.2012 | Green

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — Shell Oil's delay in drilling Arctic Ocean exploratory wells off Alaska's northern shores is not due to heavy ice or federa...

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.

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...

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.

Alaska Protesters Urge EPA to Reject Shell Permit Waiver

AP | DAN JOLING | Posted 09.23.2012 | Green

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — About a dozen Alaskans rallied Monday outside the Anchorage federal building to urge the Environmental Protection Agency to...

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.