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Russian minister draws parallels between Space Race and Arctic offshore development

The reaction to the U.S. government’s decision to conditionally allow Shell to drill in the Chukchi Sea this summer has been harsh in many media outlets. 1,159 more words

Russia

Obama administration OKs Shell offshore Arctic drilling

The Department of the Interior conditionally approved Royal Dutch Shell’s plans to drill in waters off Alaska’s coast Monday in a ruling that could soon end Shell’s tortuous saga to become the first energy producer in the U.S. 133 more words

Current Events

Shell to Seattle: oil drill rigs are coming

Image Credit: AP Photo/Ted S. Warren

SEATTLE (AP) — Royal Dutch Shell says it has a valid lease for Seattle terminal space and a tight timeline to prepare its fleet for exploratory oil drilling in Arctic waters so it plans to move its drill rigs to this city despite the protests of activists and a port commission request that it wait. 604 more words

Environment

Shell wins approval to continue the "depletion business" of the Arctic

Yesterday, the Obama administration conditionally approved Shell’s exploration plans this summer in the Chukchi Sea, off Alaska. The Bureau of Ocean Energy Management’s decision is available… 1,566 more words

Arctic

Obama Administration Approves Arctic Oil Drilling

Barrack’s Making a Few More Decisions Before He Taps Out
By: Carly Heiser

Photo Credit: Rueters

Reuters reports Royal Dutch Shell just got the go ahead from the Obama Administration to start drilling in the… 90 more words

Affordable Care Act

Kelly McParland: How can Obama believe Arctic drilling is safer than a Midwest pipeline?

Figuring out Barack Obama is proving to be a puzzling project, which could well run out of time before reaching a conclusion. Less than two years before his second term ends, he remains a walking, talking contradiction. 803 more words

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Shell clears major US government hurdle for Arctic drilling

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — Royal Dutch Shell’s Arctic drilling program has cleared a major bureaucratic hurdle to begin drilling for oil and gas off Alaska’s northwestern coast this summer. 530 more words

Politics