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Climate change a serious security threat, warns Obama

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President Obama has called climate change “a serious threat to global security” and heavily criticised climate change deniers.

In his strongest remarks on the issue yet, Mr Obama said climate change would “impact every country on the planet”.

The US president made his comments in a speech to students at the Coast Guard Academy in Connecticut.

He has previously identified climate change as a central issue for the remainder of his time in office.

Faced with strong opposition on the issue from Republicans and industry, Mr Obama used his speech to frame the threat in terms of national security. read more

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Another nail in the coffin of tar sands

BBC NEWS: Obama vetoes Keystone oil pipeline bill: 24 Feb 2015

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US President Barack Obama has vetoed a bill that would have approved construction of the Keystone XL oil pipeline.

The Republican-led Congress sent the bill to the president on Tuesday.

White House spokesman Josh Earnest said Obama vetoed the bill “without any drama or fanfare or delay”.

The 875-mile (1,400km) pipeline would carry tar sands oil from Alberta, Canada, to the US state of Nebraska where it joins pipes running to Texas.

The project has pitted Republicans and other supporters, who say it will create much needed jobs, against many Democrats and environmentalists, who warn the pipeline will add to carbon emissions and contribute to global warming. read more

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President Obama Scuttling the good ship UNITED STATES OF AMERICA

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Screen Shot 2014-08-07 at 15.55.11By John Donovan

I am a UK citizen and therefore have no say in US politics. 

I am just an observer who has travelled extensively in the USA over many decades and as a result grew to love America and its people. 

President Obama seems like a thoroughly nice man with a lovely family.

That’s the positive bit.

Some fanatical right-wingers have claimed that he is not a US Citizen.

Some have suggested he is a Muslim hell bent on the destruction of America.

All ridiculous, but the truth is that his misguided liberal/socialist/pacifist policies seem to be having a far more destructive impact on the USA than any terrorist group.  read more

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Royal Dutch Shell CEO Ben van Beurden Bows to Putin

Shell's Ben van Beurden bows to Putin on Good Friday, 18 April 2014

Shell’s Ben van Beurden bows to Putin: Good Friday, 18 April 2014

Screen Shot 2014-02-10 at 16.29.29For over a 100 years, Shell has been driven by unscrupulous greed as its sole motivator. Shell funded Hitler and the Nazis party and has subsequently done business with a string of evil regimes, including General Sani Abacha, Gaddafi, Saddam Hussein and the Mad Mullahs of Iran. Putin is but the latest  power mad egomaniac to be treated like royalty by Shell. Bowed to and fawned over on Good Friday by the overpaid bootlicker, Ben van Beurden. 

Sunday, 20 April 2014

By John Donovan

The New York Times newspaper published an article today under the headline: In Cold War Echo, Obama Strategy Writes Off Putin

Extract:

Just as the United States resolved in the aftermath of World War II to counter the Soviet Union and its global ambitions, Mr. Obama is focused on isolating President Vladimir V. Putin’s Russia by cutting off its economic and political ties to the outside world, limiting its expansionist ambitions in its own neighborhood and effectively making it a pariah state. read more

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Obama Administration Asks to Revise Environmental Impact Statement for 2008 Chukchi Lease Sale

Screen Shot 2014-04-11 at 08.11.53Extract from an article by Carolyn Davis published 10 April 2014 by NaturalGasIntel.com

The Obama administration, joined by Royal Dutch Shell plc, has asked an Alaska district court to allow the U.S. Department of Interior to revise an environmental impact statement (EIS) used to support the Chukchi Sea lease sale in 2008. The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit in January ruled that Chukchi Sea Lease Sale 193 held in 2008 may have used inadequate information regarding available reserves and environmental risks (see Daily GPI, Jan. 23; Feb. 8, 2008). The ruling reinstated a 2008 ruling against the government that favored several conservation groups and Alaska stakeholders. read more

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Not So Fast On ‘Drill, baby, Drill’

Now that the operation has been nothing but bad news, the Obama administration must put an end to this terrible idea.

By Jane Zhang ‘15, News Staff Reporter   
Friday, 18 January 2013 00:00

On January 10, the Obama administration reviewed its decision to open up Alaska’s Chukchi and Beaufort Seas to oil exploration following the grounding of Shell’s offshore oil rig the Kulluk. Though none of the Kulluk’s 43,000 gallons of diesel or 2,000 gallons of lube oil and hydraulic fluid was spilled, this accident must act as a wake-up call for President Obama. The administration missed a vital chance to stop offshore drilling when it approved Shell’s 4.5 billion dollar Arctic effort last year. Now that the operation has been nothing but bad news, the Obama administration must put an end to this terrible idea. read more

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Does Obama become a nationalist when it comes to oil disasters?

Today, Shell is the company in the American hot seat, under investigation in the Dec. 31 grounding of a drilling vessel in the Alaskan Arctic, and a former senior BP executive is warning the Anglo-Dutch company of the ethnic calumny that is coming.: Shell should be prepared for him to start calling it ‘Royal Dutch.’

By Steve LeVine — January 15, 2013

During the fallout of BP’s 2010 Gulf of Mexico oil spill, some UK media and company executives suggested that Americans were singling out the firm for its foreign—specifically British—roots. Indeed, fully one-third of Britons in a poll at the time said that Obama, who once referred to the company as “British Petroleum”, had gone “anti-British.” If an American company had the same accident, it would not be so rudely handled, these Britons suggested. read more

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Shell’s plans in Arctic at risk as Obama advisers call for halt to oil exploration

The entire future of Shell’s drilling plans in the Arctic was put in doubt on Friday after two of Barack Obama’s most trusted advisers called for a permanent halt to oil exploration. In a piece for Bloomberg news, Carol Browner, who was Obama’s climate adviser during his first two years in office, and John Podesta, who headed his 2009 transition team, said they now believed there was no safe way to drill for oil in the Arctic.

After several equipment failures and safety and environmental lapses, Shell’s drilling plans now under review

, US environment correspondent: Friday 18 January 2013 20.02 GMT

The entire future of Shell’s drilling plans in the Arctic was put in doubt on Friday after two of Barack Obama’s most trusted advisers called for a permanent halt to oil exploration.

In a piece for Bloomberg news, Carol Browner, who was Obama’s climate adviser during his first two years in office, and John Podesta, who headed his 2009 transition team, said they now believed there was no safe way to drill for oil in the Arctic.

Their opinions come at a critical time for Shell, which has invested six years and nearly $5bn trying to gain access to the vast undersea reserves of oil and natural gas in the Arctic ocean. read more

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Obama Admininstration Backs Shell in Supreme Court Case

by Puck Lo, CorpWatch Blog
August 24th, 2012

The Obama administration is backing Shell Oil after abruptly changing sides in a landmark U.S. Supreme Court case that could make it even more difficult for survivors of human rights abuses overseas to sue multinational corporations in federal courts. The case will be heard on October 1.

Lawyers at EarthRights International, a Washington-based human rights law nonprofit, say they suspect that a new legal submission  – which was signed only by the U.S. Justice Department – reflects tensions inside the government on how to deal with multinational corporations do business in the U.S. Significantly, neither the State nor the Commerce Department signed on to the brief, despite their key roles in the case. read more

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Canada’s Oil, the World’s Carbon

A version of this editorial appeared in print on July 30, 2012, on page A18 of the New York edition

Last month, the State Department formally invited public comment on the issues it should consider in a new environmental assessment of the Keystone XL, a 1,200-mile pipeline that would connect the Alberta oil sands to an existing pipeline in Nebraska. The review process was triggered when TransCanada filed a new pipeline application after its first proposal was rejected by President Obama in January. The department’s first environmental assessment was grossly inadequate, one of the main reasons President Obama rejected the proposal. read more

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Drifting Shell Drilling Ship Prompts Environmentalist Criticism

By Kasia Klimasinska – Jul 15, 2012 10:42 PM GMT+0100

Royal Dutch Shell Plc (RDSA) faced criticism from environmental activists after a drilling ship the company plans to use for exploration in the U.S. Arctic drifted toward shore.

The Noble Discoverer drifted toward the coast near Dutch Harbor, Alaska, Shell said today in an e-mail. The vessel was re-positioned away from shore and there is no evidence of damage or grounding, Coast Guard spokeswoman Sara Francis said today by telephone from Kodiak, Alaska. While the reason for the mishap hasn’t been determined, Dutch Harbor experienced high winds yesterday, she said. read more

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Senator: Arctic drilling a political win for Obama

By Ben Geman – 06/29/12 03:11 PM ET

The Obama administration’s expected approval of Royal Dutch Shell’s plan to drill in Arctic waters off Alaska’s coast this summer is a political plus for President Obama, according to Sen. Mark Begich (D-Alaska), an advocate of the project.

FULL ARTICLE

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Kiobel vs. Royal Dutch Petroleum: Obama Administration now supports Shell

FROM A REGULAR CONTRIBUTOR 

John,

I found this article and thought your readers might find it interesting. Politics does indeed make for strange bedfellows. Marvin Odum’s 12 plus visits to the White House have obviously ‘paid off’, although one wonders who got paid off, no pun intended. It is amazing how far politicians will go to get elected.

If you doubt the significance of the political influence that Royal Dutch Shell has then this should cast away any and all doubts. Recall that the British and Dutch governments went to bat on behalf of Royal Dutch Shell.
 
Lawfare › Kiobel: Obama Administration Supports Shell, Argues ATS …
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Obama Administration holds Central Gulf of Mexico lease sale

Source: U.S. Department of the Interior

Today, the Department of the Interior took the latest step as part of President Obama’s all-of-the-above energy strategy to expand safe and responsible domestic energy production, holding a 39 million acre lease sale in the Gulf of Mexico. Secretary of the Interior Ken Salazar announced that today’s Central Gulf of Mexico oil and gas lease sale attracted $1,704,500,995 in high bids for tracts on the U.S. outer continental shelf offshore Louisiana, Mississippi and Alabama. A total of 56 offshore energy companies submitted 593 bids on 454 tracts covering more than 2,402,918 acres. The sum of all bids received totaled $2,602,563,726. read more

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More Than 1 Million People Urge White House to Stop Shell’s Arctic Drilling

For Immediate Release, May 15, 2012

Contact: Miyoko Sakashita, (415) 632-5308 or [email protected]

More Than 1 Million People Urge White House to Stop Shell’s Arctic Drilling

WASHINGTON— More than 1 million people called on President Barack Obama today to save the Arctic from oil drilling. Petitions with more than a million signatures were delivered to the White House, where citizens are gathering to ask the president to stop Shell Oil from drilling this summer.

“Shell’s ships are already on the way to drill in the icy Arctic waters, putting human life, polar bears and whales at risk in harsh, stormy conditions,” said Miyoko Sakashita, oceans director at the Center for Biological Diversity, which has worked for many years to keep offshore drilling out of the Arctic Ocean. “President Obama has a small window to stop Shell from spoiling the Arctic, and that’s exactly what people across the country are asking him to do.” read more

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Shell influence in the White House

By John Donovan

Interesting article published by “THE HILL” reporting that high level Shell representatives, Marvin Odum, the President of Shell’s U.S. operations, and Sara B. Glenn, a top Shell lobbyist, have visited the Obama White House almost 20 times pushing the oil giants controversial plans to drill in Arctic waters. Odum At least 7 times, plus 13 visits by Sara Glen.

Shell’s Alaskan drilling has DC lobbying roots

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