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Kayakers Prepare To Meet Shell's Oil Drill Rig In Seattle

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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Shell: Drill Rigs Coming To Seattle Despite Pleas For Delay

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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U.S. Commits to Carbon Cuts and Arctic Oil Drilling on the Same Day

Image Credit: Erik De Castro/Reuters

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

Politics

Lawsuit aims to protect walruses from oil drilling

Conservation groups challenge federal rules on ‘incidental take’

Staff Report

FRISCO — Conservation groups this week opened another front in their ongoing battle to block irresponsible fossil fuel exploitation in the Arctic. 341 more words

Environment

Obama administration releases revised draft environmental study on Arctic drilling

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

Energy Policy

Shell again asks Interior to allow Arctic oil drilling

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

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