SEATTLE (AP) — Protesters opposed to Arctic oil drilling are preparing to paddle out in kayaks to meet Shell’s massive offshore drilling rig as it arrives any day now in Seattle, raising the stakes in the battle over oil exploration in the remote Arctic Ocean. 479 more words
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SEATTLE (AP) — Royal Dutch Shell is forging ahead with plans to park two Arctic oil drilling rigs in Seattle, risking possible fines from the city and ignoring port commissioners who have asked Shell to wait. 703 more words
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Let’s just say the Obama administration appears unclear on the concept of reducing greenhouse gas emissions.
In the morning on Tuesday, the White House committed the United States to reducing greenhouse gas emissions 26 percent to 28 percent from 2005 levels by 2025. 402 more words
Although President Obama is taking steps to protect the Arctic Wildlife Preserve (see earlier post Obama Calls For Protecting Arctic Nat. Wildlife Refuge | Natural History Wanderings… 478 more words
Conservation groups challenge federal rules on ‘incidental take’
FRISCO — Conservation groups this week opened another front in their ongoing battle to block irresponsible fossil fuel exploitation in the Arctic. 341 more words
The federal agency that oversees hydrocarbon exploration in waters off America’s coasts released Friday a new study of the impacts of drilling in the Chukchi sea. 378 more words
Oil giant Royal Dutch Shell PLC has decided to again seek U.S. government permission to drill for oil in the Arctic.
The company filed an exploration plan with the Department of Interior’s Bureau of Ocean Energy Management on Thursday, according to a… 306 more words