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Why Native Alaskans Support Shell’s Arctic Drilling

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by Paul Barrett: August 6, 2015: BLOOMBERG.COM

Activists trying to stop Shell’s offshore oil drilling in the U.S.’s Arctic Ocean region invoke the interests of native Alaskans. “These communities depend on this environment for food and resources and have stewarded it for centuries,” Greenpeace says, as part of its “The People vs. Shell” campaign—what the group describes as possibly “the most important fight in environmental history.”

A lot of native Alaskans, including many who live along the state’s North Slope, would prefer that Greenpeace mind its own business. The locals depend on the oil business—many work directly for the industry—and welcome Shell’s exploration. “The NGOs aren’t really concerned about us,” says Rex Rock Sr., a whaling crew captain from the tiny hamlet of Point Hope. “Shut down oil and gas, and you would be turning out the lights in our villages.” read more

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Shell Begins The Recovery Of Spilled Crude At Adibawa Oil Fields

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BY SAHARA REPORTERS, NEW YORK: AUG 06, 2015

After weeks of prolonged rift with host communities and the resulting degradation of the environment, the Shell Petroleum Development Company of Nigeria (SPDC) has commenced the recovery of spilled crude from its Adibawa oil fields.

Mr. Sunny Jacob Ubele, the traditional ruler of Edagberi community, said on Thursday that the oil recovery started on Tuesday after the resolution of a faceoff between the officials of SPDC and the Chairman of Ahoada West Local Government in Rivers State. read more

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Source: Bureau of Ocean Energy Management

BY TIM BRADNER ALASKA JOURNAL OF COMMERCE: 06. 08. 2015

Shell is finally drilling in the Chukchi Sea. The semi-submersible Polar Pioneer “spudded” the Burger J well at 5 p.m. July 30, company spokeswoman Meg Baldino said. Meanwhile, an ice-management vessel sent to Oregon for repairs, the Fennica, is now in Dutch Harbor en route to the Chukchi Sea after the repairs were complete.

Baldino confirmed the location of the vessel Aug. 5.

“The Fennica is now safely on its way and will join Shell’s exploration fleet in the Chukchi Sea — where the Transocean Polar Pioneer commenced initial drilling operations,” Baldino said in a statement. “We remain committed to operating safely and responsibly and adding to Shell’s long history of exploration offshore Alaska.” read more

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Ottawa rules one-day response to possible offshore spill too expensive

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Screen Shot 2015-07-31 at 19.22.09HALIFAX – The federal government says it is agreeing to an offshore drilling plan that allows up to 21 days to bring in capping technology for a subsea well blowout because requiring a shorter response time would be too expensive for Shell Canada Ltd.

Nova Scotia environmentalists are questioning why the federal environmental protection agency has signed off on a plan that allows between 12 and 21 days for the multinational company to bring a vessel and a capping system to the Shelburne Basin offshore site, about 250 kilometres off the southwestern coast of Nova Scotia. read more

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HSA refers Corrib tunnel death investigation to DPP

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Screen Shot 2015-07-31 at 19.22.09Lorna Siggins: Thu, Aug 6, 2015

Health and Safety Authority has referred the findings of its investigation into the death of a German national in the Corrib gas tunnel almost two years ago to the Director of Public Prosecutions (DPP).

The authority confirmed to The Irish Times yesterday that it has completed its investigation into the circumstances surrounding the death of Lars Wagner (26) in the tunnel under construction in north Mayo on September 8th, 2013.

Mr Wagner, who was single and from Offenburg in southern Germany, sustained fatal head injuries when a compressed air pipe reportedly came free. read more

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