Tag: Beaufort Sea

Court Rejects Shell Suit Against Environmental Groups

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An appeals court has tossed out a request by Shell Oil to block future challenges from environmental groups against Arctic drilling operations.

Coast Guard Commandant Investigating Possible North Slope Installations

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Coast Guard Commandant Admiral Bob Papp is in Alaska. He arrived along with Interior Secretary Ken Salazar, who left Wednesday. But the Commandant remains in Barrow, looking into what sort of installation the Coast Guard might put there, now that the Interior Department has awarded the permits for Shell to drill in the Beaufort Sea.

Shell Gets Conditional Drilling Approval

The federal government has given conditional approval to Shell's plan to drill exploratory wells in the Beaufort Sea.

Alaska News Nightly: August 4, 2011

Seward Highway Crash Leaves 1 Dead, 14 Injured; Shell Gets Conditional Drilling Approval; Congressional Deal Allows FAA Employees to Return from Furlough; Alaska Hit Hard by Debt Ceiling Agreement; and more...

EPA Releases Two Draft Permits for Offshore Projects

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The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has released draft air quality permits necessary for exploratory drilling projects in Alaska's Arctic waters to proceed.

Alaska News Nightly: July 22, 2011

Congress Still Has No Deal for National Debt, Partial FAA Shutdown Imminent; Anchorage Mayor Proposes Limiting Downtown Sidewalk Sitting; EPA Releases Two Draft Permits for Offshore Projects; Missing Railroad Employee’s Body Found Near Healy; and more...

Shell Oil Permits Opposed by 19 Environmental Groups

On Monday, 19 environmental organizations sought to step-up their pressure campaign on the Obama administration to deny, or at least delay, Shell Alaska's permits to drill in the Arctic Ocean.

Alaska News Nightly: July 11, 2011

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Shell Oil Permits Opposed by 19 Environmental Groups, Fuel Barge Runs Aground Near Dillingham, Substance Abuse Program for Pregnant Women Celebrates 20th Anniversary, Lighting Strikes Ignite Over 30 Fires, and more...

Feds Want Public Input on Exploratory Drilling in Beaufort Sea

The federal government is looking for public input on Shell's plan to do exploratory drilling in the Beaufort Sea next summer.

Alaska News Nightly: July 6, 2011

One Borough Plans to Sue Over Redistricting, Others May Join, Legislators Pore through Gasline Report, Documentary Airs About Alaska’s Century-Old Schooners, Sutton Mine Continues Development During Renewal Process, and more...

Parnell Plans Aggressive Push for ANWR and APR-A Development

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Governor Parnell announced plans on Thursday to aggressively push oil development on state lands and waters including areas next to the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge and the National Petroleum Reserve Alaska.

Biologists Leaving For Unique Study on Polar Bears

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Photo by Eric Regehr. US Fish and Wildlife. Biologists will have the rare opportunity to study polar bears in the Beaufort Sea at this...

Appeals Court Backs 2007 MMS Lease Sale in Beaufort

A federal appeals court says a 2007 Beaufort Sea lease sale by the Minerals Management Service was conducted properly. A three-judge panel of the...

Alaska News Nightly: August 28, 2009

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Shell Submits More Arctic Plans

Shell has submitted a plan to drill in two areas of the Beaufort Sea off Alaska's coast.  Now the Minerals Management Service has thirty...