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Three Oil Giants Suspend Chukchi and Beaufort Sea Drilling Plans
Three major oil companies have abandoned drilling plans off Alaska for the time being, either suspending exploratory efforts indefinitely or scuttling them completely pending furth...
Inupiat Goldman Prize Winner Strong in Fight Against Arctic Drilling
Caroline Cannon, winner of the 2012 Goldman Environmental Prize, has not rested in her fight to save her Inupiat community and their way of life from Arctic oil drilling ...
Arctic Drilling: Shell Nixes Exploratory Chukchi Sea Wells Till 2013 Season
Royal Dutch Shell has suspended exploratory drilling in the Chukchi Sea off Alaska for the current season, though it will continue to start wells by digging as many “top holes” as ...
Arctic Drilling: Ice Floe Stops Shell's Noble Discoverer From Biting Into Bottom of Chukchi Sea
Not even Xena the Warrior Princess could save the Arctic from deep-sea drilling, although a possibly encroaching ice floe has staved Royal Dutch Shell off for the time being...
Marine Life May be on Brink of ‘Phase of Extinction’
A panel convened at Oxford University has issued a strong statement about the condition of the world's oceans now and for the foreseeable future...
Interior Department Grants Shell Permission to Do Preliminary Drilling in Chukchi Sea
Environmentalists reacted strongly to the Bureau of Safety and Environmental Enforcement (BSEE) announcement on Thursday August 30 that Shell has been granted permission to do limi...
Royal Dutch Shell Put on Hold Off Alaska’s North Slope
Native Americans have won a small victory in their fight against Royal Dutch Shell and its attempt at deep-sea drilling. The appeals board of the U.S...
First Photos of Shell's Arctic Rig Add Perspective to Drilling Debate
Douglas Fischer, The Daily Climate
The general public has not seen images of Shell Oil Co.'s Arctic drilling rig, the Kulluk, on site off the coast of Alaska, and a sense of the rig's proximity to protected lands ha...
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