Tag: Chukchi Sea

BOEM Assessment Suggests Shell’s Chukchi Leases Remain Intact

Federal regulators are recommending that Shell’s disputed oil leases in the Chukchi Sea be left intact. That’s the conclusion of a new assessment of Lease Sale 193 – the 2008 auction where Shell picked more than $2 billion worth of Arctic drilling prospects. Download Audio

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.

Chukchi Lease Sale Stands

The federal government is upholding the 2008 oil and gas lease sale in the Chukchi Sea. The sale was challenged in court and last year, a judge required the Interior Department to complete a supplemental environmental impact statement and then decide whether to vacate the sale.

300 Villages: St. Mary’s and Wainwirght

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Now its time for our weekly trip around the state for 300 villages. This week, we're heading to St. Mary's near the Yukon River and then farther north to Wainwright, on the Chukchi Sea.

Officials Hammer Out Details on U.S. Russia Polar Bear Treaty

U.S. Fish and Wildlife officials are in Moscow this week to work out more details on the treaty for managing the polar bear population that roams between the U.S. and Russia.

Alaska News Nightly: July 28, 2011

Arctic Scientist Under Investigation, Officials Hammer Out Details on U.S. Russia Polar Bear Treaty, UAF Researchers Unlocking Secret of Hibernation, Young Argues to Strip Park Service’s Power in Yukon Charley Preserve, 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...

Shell Drilling Rig Heads to Seattle for Pollution Control Gear Update

The company's latest plans call for using it in the Chukchi Sea, along with a second drilling vessel, the Noble Discoverer.

Alaskans Asked for Feedback on Chukchi Oil Spill Impact Plan

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Federal leasing officials are again asking Alaskans to provide feedback on a document that looks at the possible impacts of a very large oil spill in the Chukchi Sea.

Alaska News Nightly: June 29, 2011

Parnell Finalizes Operating and Capital Budgets, Parnell’s Budget Cuts Were Expected, Alaskans Asked for Feedback on Chukchi Oil Spill Impact Plan, Study Show New Details on Declining Oil Throughput in TAPS, and more...