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Shell’s Alaska Plan Doesn’t Eliminate Spill Risks, GAO Says

By Katarzyna Klimasinska – Mar 30, 2012 9:00 PM GMT+0100

Royal Dutch Shell Plc (RDSA)’s plan for oil drilling off Alaska’s north coast fails to deal with some risks linked to operating in the remote region, the U.S. Government Accountability Office said.

The federal watchdog’s comment strengthens calls from environmental groups, such as the Natural Resources Defense Council and Alaskan native people, that have been urging President Barack Obama’s administration to delay Arctic oil exploration. read more

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GAO finds Arctic offshore-drilling risks despite toughened oversight

Congressional auditors say in a newly released report that oil giant Royal Dutch Shell’s plans to drill in Arctic waters off Alaska’s coast will present environmental risks, despite the company’s plans to prevent and contain accidents.

By Ben Geman – 03/30/12 01:26 PM ET

Congressional auditors say in a newly released report that oil giant Royal Dutch Shell’s plans to drill in Arctic waters off Alaska’s coast will present environmental risks, despite the company’s plans to prevent and contain accidents.

The Government Accountability Office, in a wider report on Interior Department offshore regulation, concludes that federal officials will face “challenges” providing “sufficient oversight.” read more

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Shell gets injunction for Arctic drill ships

The Associated Press March 29, 2012, 7:10PM ET

ANCHORAGE, Alaska

A federal judge has ordered representatives of Greenpeace USA to stay a kilometer away from Shell Oil’s drilling vessels destined for Arctic Ocean waters off Alaska’s northern shores.

The 29-page order signed Wednesday by Judge Sharon Gleason in Anchorage grants a preliminary injunction requested by Shell through Oct. 31, the end of the open water drilling season. A 500-meter safety zone is in place for support vessels. read more

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