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Tag: Artic oil

  • Saturday, June 6th 2015 - 09:39 UTC

    Environmental groups lobbying to derail Shell drilling for oil in the Arctic

    The Sierra Club and nine other groups sought to overturn the US decision in a petition with the San Francisco 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals this week.

    Environmental groups and organizations are lobbying to derail Royal Dutch Shell PLC's plan to drill in the Arctic Ocean as soon as July. The Bureau of Ocean Energy Management, an agency within the U.S. Department of the Interior, gave conditional approval in May to Shell's resumption of fossil fuel exploration in the Arctic, which was paused after a mishap-filled 2012 season.

  • Wednesday, February 11th 2015 - 15:31 UTC

    Arctic oil on life support

    The Anglo-Dutch company failed to achieve permits on time, had its drill ships run aground, and saw its oil spill containment dome “crushed like a beer can”

    Oil companies have eyed the Arctic for years. With an estimated 90 billion barrels of oil lying north of the Arctic Circle, the circumpolar north is arguably the last corner of the globe that is still almost entirely unexplored.