Shell arctic drilling
The secretary of state defends the administration's decision to allow Arctic drilling.
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.
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.
But the letter lists precautions the company must take to avoid contact with the walruses, which includes a directive to
"Knowingly violating regulations intended to protect the Pacific walrus is just another example of how Shell is willing to
The second rig is expected at the port in the coming days. The decision was met with approval by some Alaska lawmakers, who
By Victoria Cavaliere The decision to resume drilling, and the port's decision to allow Shell to lease space in Seattle, has
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.
UPDATE 7/11: Greenpeace's original video, posted on YouTube, was removed due to copyright claims by Warner Bros. Entertainment
This week's event wasn't the first time protesters have challenged Shell's Arctic drilling plans. A video released in June
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.
ANCHORAGE, Alaska, Sept 6 (Reuters) - Shell has agreed to pay $1.1 million for air-quality violations from the vessels it
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?
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.
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.