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It’s Time to Take Arctic Drilling Off the Table

Screen Shot 2015-03-12 at 09.08.40Cindy Shogan Executive director, Alaska Wilderness League: 4 April 2015

It’s Time to Take Arctic Drilling Off the Table

Earlier this week, the U.S. Department of the Interior swung the door wide open to drilling in the remote waters of the iconic Arctic Ocean when it announced that it was reaffirming controversial Bush-era leases for the Chukchi Sea – a lease sale referred to as Lease Sale 193.

The history of Lease Sale 193 dates back seven years – in 2008, the Bush administration offered nearly 30 million acres of remote and poorly understood ocean to oil companies despite widely acknowledged gaps in scientific information and a complete lack of proven response technologies for the harsh and unforgiving Arctic Ocean conditions. Shell purchased the majority of the leases, and ever since, a coalition of groups that includes Alaska Wilderness League has fought Lease Sale 193 in the courts. read more

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Shell Oil protesters train for flotilla

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KING 5 News 3:51 p.m. PDT April 4, 2015

Shell Oil protesters train for flotilla

Protestors planning to demonstrate when Shell Oil arrives in Elliott Bay started training Saturday morning in West Seattle.

They plan to have a flotilla of kayaks in the bay when Shell brings its Arctic drilling ship and equipment to Seattle in a few weeks.

The demonstrators are not happy that the Port of Seattle has leased out space for Shell to store off-shore Arctic drilling equipment at the port.

“We’d love to have a fleet of a couple hundred boats out here, but really big picture we need a fleet of the whole darn city of people realizing how we’re using up the carbon, how we’re putting it into the atmosphere,” said Peter Weston of the Backbone Campaign. read more

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Shell has major hurdles to clear before Chukchi drilling resumes

Screen Shot 2015-03-12 at 09.08.40Yereth Rosen Alaska Dispatch News: April 4, 2015

Shell has major hurdles to clear before Chukchi drilling resumes

Now that the Department of the Interior has, for the second time, affirmed the record-breaking Chukchi Sea lease sale it held seven years ago, is it smooth sailing for Royal Dutch Shell and its plans to drill this year on leases purchased in the sale?

Not so fast.

Shell, which spent over $2 billion on Chukchi leases, has already spent about $6 billion in total on its Alaska program and has ambitions for transforming the remote and undeveloped waters off Northwest Alaska into a major oil-producing region, still must clear several hurdles before it is given permission to sink a drill bit into hydrocarbons lying beneath the seafloor. read more

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Why we all should care about the oil platform explosion that just happened in Mexico

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This image, one of several that were made available to Greenpeace by anonymous workers, shows smoke and fire on the shallow-water Abkatun, a permanent platform in the Campeche Sound in the Gulf of Mexico.

Early Wednesday morning the Pemex oil platform, Abkatun Alpha blew up off the West coast of the Yucatan peninsula. The explosion killed four people and sent 16 to the hospital. 300 people managed to escape the blazing wreckage. Three people are still missing.

The rig might as well have imploded, though, given the swift clamp-down on facts and sudden empty space devoid of independent information. What we know about the blaze is only what Pemex and the Mexican government would tell the world. read more

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