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U.S. Gives Conditional OK To Shell Oil For Drilling Off Alaska’s Arctic Shore

News, Pollution
May
14

The Obama administration has given conditional approval to Shell Oil’s plan to drill for oil in the Arctic Ocean this summer. The company wants to resume drilling in the Chukchi Sea off northwestern Alaska; it broke off that effort in 2012 because of safety problems.

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Save the Arctic – Stop Shell – Petition

The US government just gave oil giant Shell the go-ahead to drill in the pristine Arctic for oil, putting our climate and the ocean’s majestic wildlife under grave risk. But there’s a way we can stop this. An AVAAZ Petition.

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Interior’s Approval of Shell’s Arctic Drilling Plan Threatens Climate, Ocean

The Interior Department today approved Royal Dutch Shell’s Chukchi Sea exploratory drilling plans, clearing the way for its drilling rigs to operate off Alaska for the first time since 2012 – when one Shell rig had to be scrapped after running aground off Kodiak Island and another incurred a $12 million fine for breaking maritime law.

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Risk of a Collision-Related Oil Spill on the Gulf of Finland Could Up to Quadruple in the Future

The Gulf of Finland in the Baltic Sea is the riskiest of waterways in the world’s oceans due to the high frequency of crossing vessels between Helsinki and Tallinn. Oil tanker traffic to Russia in particular has continued to increase.

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Two Dead in new Mexico Oil Rig Accident

News, Pollution
May
5

At least two workers died Tuesday as an oil maintenance platform tilted over the sea off Mexico’s east coast, forcing the evacuation of 101 employees, the Pemex energy firm said.

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Nigeria: Drenched in Shell Oil

The clean-up will not solve the underlying problems of Nigeria’s opaque oil industry.

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Secrecy Shrouds Decade-Old Oil Spill in Gulf of Mexico

News, Pollution
Apr
16

An Associated Press investigation has revealed evidence that an oil leak in the Gulf of Mexico — that has gone largely unnoticed, despite creating miles-long slicks for more than a decade — is far worse than what has been publicly reported…

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Gulf of Mexico Oil Rig Explosion Leaves Four Workers Dead

News, Pollution
Apr
1

Three hundred workers evacuated from platform owned by Mexico’s state-run Pemex after explosion early on Wednesday morning.

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Beach wonders: Will Offshore Drilling Affect Tourism?

Inform, Pollution
Mar
14

The city of Virginia Beach officially supports exploring the sea bed off the coast here for oil and natural gas. But some who make their living from tourism – the city’s golden goose – aren’t so sure

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