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By Seattle Times editorial board published 23 March 2015 under the headline: Terminal 5 Shell lease is not the right arena to debate climate change SOON, two huge oil rigs will be parked at the Port of Seattle, preparing for a summer sailing to the Alaskan Arctic and for exploratory drilling. The Port’s decision in February to […]

Shell Oil will be given permission to drill in the Arctic

HOUSTON, March 22 (UPI) — Shell Oil Company, one of the largest oil companies in the world, will soon be allowed to drill for oil in the American Arctic. The decision rests on the U.S. Department of Interior Secretary Sally Jewell, who is expected to announce the decision on Wednesday. The drilling will occur in […]

Shell oil drilling in Arctic set to get US government permission

From an article by Terry Macalister published by the Guardian on Sunday 22 March 2015: Shell oil drilling in Arctic set to get US government permission The US government is expected this week to give the go-ahead to a controversial plan by Shell to restart drilling for oil in the Arctic. The green light from Sally Jewell, the […]

Judge: Suit against Shell’s Arctic-drilling ‘homeport’ in Seattle can go ahead

Article by Joel Connelly published 20 March 2015 by seattlepi.com Judge: Suit against Shell’s Arctic-drilling ‘homeport’ in Seattle can go ahead Critics are on solid legal ground in a legal challenge to the location of a “homeport” for Shell Oil’s Arctic-drilling fleet at the Seattle waterfront, a King County Superior Court judge ruled Friday. The […]

Arctic Drilling: Key decisions due at end of March for Shell

ARTICLE BY TIM BRADNER OF ALASKA JOURNAL OF COMMERCE, PUBLISHED 19 MARCH 2015 Key decisions due at end of March for Shell Extracts A key federal decision is shaping up for Shell at the end of this month. The U.S. Bureau of Ocean Energy Management, or BOEM, expects to issue a final decision by March […]

Shell’s climate change strategy: narcissistic, paranoid, and psychopathic

In an open letter to Shell’s Ben Van Beurden, the UK’s former top climate envoy says now is the time for to show leadership  By John Ashton Dear Mr van Beurden – one month ago, at the IP Week dinner in London, you gave a speech calling on your peers, as you put it in […]

Seattle’s Silly War On Oil Rigs

From an article by Loren Steffy published 16 March 2015 by Forbes.com under the headline: Seattle’s Silly War On Oil Rigs: Reminder, The City Is Also Home To Boeing, The World’s Largest Jet Maker If a plane flies over Seattle, does anyone hear it? Probably not, because they’re all down at the docks protesting the parking […]

Shell reports on plans for Arctic drilling

Article by Carey Restino published 13 March 2015 by The Bristol Bay Times “After 2012, every aspect of our plan is under a microscope and every aspect is carefully monitored, including the impact on marine mammals,” Leaders from southwest Alaska were briefed last week on Shell Oil’s plans for the 2015 season, hearing how the […]

Shell expects to drill offshore Alaska this year

UPI article by Daniel J. Graeber published 12 March 2015 Shell’s preliminary drilling program in arctic waters offshore Alaska in 2012 was plagued by problems, including a grounded drilling rig, violations of air pollution limits, engine failures on a tow ship and an oil spill containment system damaged during testing. THE HAGUE, Netherlands, March 12 (UPI) […]

Port: Enviros playing politics with suit against Shell Arctic fleet homeport

From an article by Joel Connelly published 11 March 2015 by Seattlepi.com  Port: Enviros playing politics with suit against Shell Arctic fleet homeport Extracts Environmentalists are using a court suit to pursue political goals and have no legal standing to block a lease that will base Shell’s Arctic oil drilling fleet at Terminal 5 on […]

A Port pledge? Shell’s Arctic fleet out in 2 years, no more lightning leases

From an article by Joel Connelly published 10 March 2015 by Seattlepi.com A Port pledge? Shell’s Arctic fleet out in 2 years, no more lightning leases With a $5.8 billion investment, Shell is determined to return to Alaska’s Chukchi Sea this summer. The Seattle Port Commission is seeking a passage to calmer waters after facing […]

City aims monkey wrench at homeport for Shell’s Arctic drilling fleet

Article by Joel Connelly published 9 March 2015 by Seattlepi.com City aims monkey wrench at homeport for Shell’s Arctic drilling fleet Seattle city officials on Monday tossed a carefully aimed monkey wrench into plans, approved last month by the Seattle Port Commission, to use the Seattle waterfront as base of operations for Shell Oil’s Arctic […]

U.S. to decide soon on Shell request for extra time on Arctic leases

Jennifer A. Dlouhy: Houston Chronicle: March 4, 2015 U.S. to decide soon on Shell request for extra time on Arctic leases Extracts WASHINGTON — The Obama administration will decide soon whether to sign off on Shell’s request for extra time to hunt for oil in Arctic waters, Interior Secretary Sally Jewell said Wednesday. Without action, Shell’s […]

Lawsuit challenges Port of Seattle lease for Shell Arctic drilling fleet

Posted by Chris Klint, Senior Digital Producer, [email protected]: Mar 02, 2015 ANCHORAGE – An array of Washington-based environmental groups has sued the Port of Seattle over a leasing agreement to host Shell Oil’s Arctic drilling fleet, claiming the deal was negotiated in secret and may pollute the port. Shell contractor Foss Maritime received a two-year lease, […]

Groups to sue Port of Seattle over Shell drilling fleet

SEATTLE (AP) – A coalition of environmental groups says it’s planning to sue to stop Royal Dutch Shell PLC from use Seattle’s waterfront as a homeport for its Arctic oil drilling fleet. Groups to sue Port of Seattle over Shell drilling fleet Posted: Mar 02, 2015 6:13 PM GMT SEATTLE (AP) – A coalition of […]

Offshore oil drilling opponents scold Port of Seattle for Shell deal

Article by Ted Land, KING 5 News: 24 Feb 2015 SEATTLE — The Port of Seattle got quite the earful, Tuesday from a group opposed to offshore oil drilling. They’re irate that the port is doing business with Shell, which plans to use Terminal 5, near West Seattle, as a launching point as it prepares to […]

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