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17/5/2015
The first drilling rig was met by a flotilla. On kayaks and other improvised rafts, hundreds of protesters took to the waters of Elliot Bay to oppose Royal Dutch Shell’s plans to drill for oil in the Arctic. A second rig is expected in ...   
15/5/2015
President Obama on Thursday defended his administration’s decision to allow offshore oil and natural gas drilling in the Arctic Ocean, a move that has been the subject of criticism from environmentalists. Obama told reporters that ...   
13/5/2015
President Obama’s move to open up vast, untouched Arctic waters to oil and gas drilling as he pursues an ambitious plan to fight climate change illustrates the inherent tensions in his environmental and energy agenda.As the first ...   
13/5/2015
For a leader who has made fighting climate change a priority, President Barack Obama's decision to approve Royal Dutch Shell's return to oil and gas exploration off Alaska was seen by many environmentalists as a contradiction. On ...   
12/5/2015
When the Obama administration announced on Monday that it would let Shell drill for oil off the Alaskan coast this year if it met certain conditions, environmentalists were outraged — not just by the administration’s decision to allow drilling, ...   
12/5/2015
A U.S. federal appeals court said on Friday BP Plc deserves the right to appellate review of some damage claims awarded to people and businesses in connection with the 2010 Gulf of Mexico oil spill. The decision by the 5th U.S. Circuit ...   
10/4/2015
The US is planning to impose a major new regulation on offshore oil and gas drilling to try to prevent the kind of explosions that caused the catastrophic Deepwater Horizon oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico, the New York Times reported on Friday, ...   
6/3/2015
BP Plc on Friday ended its bid to oust the administrator overseeing payouts to businesses and individuals claiming damages arising from the 2010 Gulf of Mexico oil spill, citing steps the administrator has taken to reduce the threat of ...   
21/2/2015
The Obama administration yesterday proposed the first-ever federal regulations for oil and gas drilling in the Arctic Ocean, The Wall Street Journal reports. The rules would require companies to create contingency plans in the event of a spill or ...   
28/1/2015
A group of Senate Democrats from the Northeast is pushing back on the Obama administration`s proposal to open new areas of the Atlantic Ocean to oil and gas drilling. New Jersey Democratic Sen. Cory Booker called the move "absolutely ...   
28/1/2015
The Obama administration announced its five-year plan for offshore drilling yesterday, proposing to open a section of the continental shelf from Virginia to Georgia that has been off-limits to drilling for three decades. And although the Interior ...   
8/1/2015
The Keystone XL pipeline won its first round in the new Republican-run Senate on Thursday, but its Canadian builder received a sharp rebuke from Washington’s Democratic Sen. Maria Cantwell. “My message to Trans-Canada Corporation is: ...   
24/10/2014
‘It’s impossible to respond to climate change without confronting historical injustice or talking about redistribution of wealth,” says Naomi Klein. “There are lots of greens who’d like me to be quiet about that because they think it’s a secret.” ...   
17/10/2014
Thwarted so far in its attempts to build the Keystone XL pipeline to carry its Alberta tar sands bitumen oil south across the U.S. to the Gulf of Mexico, the TransCanada Corporation has announced that it will submit an application "within weeks" ...   
24/9/2014
BP Plc cannot recoup what it says were inflated claims paid under a multi-billion dollar settlement program to compensate people hurt by the 2010 Gulf of Mexico oil spill, a U.S. judge ruled on Wednesday. BP originally expected the ...   
21/9/2014
On a cloud-heavy Sunday morning, hundreds of thousands of people snaked down Manhattan’s west side for a march calling attention to the impact of climate change. Dozens of marching bands, two-story-tall puppets and banners of all kinds flanked a ...   
7/9/2014
Forget the North Sea and the Middle East, it is the frozen oceans of the Arctic which are the next great frontier that big oil companies plan to exploit over the coming 15 years. The Arctic region, which crosses several national ...   
7/9/2014
Oil Rush in America, TomDispatch
Whatever you may imagine, “peak oil” has not been discredited as a concept, a statement no less true for “peak fossil fuels.” Think of them instead as postponed. We are, after all, on a finite planet that, by definition, holds a finite amount ...   
5/9/2014
The prospect of up to $18 billion in new fines for the 2010 Gulf of Mexico oil spill could encourage BP to sell off some of its Russian interests, which already look at risk of being dragged into a political standoff between Moscow and the ...   
4/9/2014
A U.S. judge has decided that BP Plc was “grossly negligent” and “reckless” in the Gulf of Mexico oil spill four years ago, a ruling that could add nearly $18 billion in fines to more than $42 billion in charges the company took for the worst ...   
4/9/2014
Today a federal judge in New Orleans found BP guilty of "gross negligence" and "willful misconduct" in the April 20, 2010 explosion of an oil rig in the Gulf of Mexico. The oil spill that resulted from the explosion of the Deepwater Horizon rig ...   
31/8/2014
In little-noticed news arising out of a recent Gulf of Mexico offshore oil and gas lease held by the U.S. Department of Interior`s Bureau of Ocean Energy Management, the floodgates have opened for Gulf offshore hydraulic fracturing ...   
30/8/2014
The recent call from Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev for "tightening belts" has convinced even optimists that something is deeply wrong with the Russian economy. No doubt the planned tax increases (introduction of a sales tax and ...   
11/8/2014
Whales talk. But what makes them stop talking? Scientists have long known that the marine mammals use creaks, groans, growls, and buzzes to communicate with each other-often over long distances-to find food, and even for mothers to keep ...   
8/8/2014
If you read the financial papers, you may be aware that the Gulf of Mexico is looking like a giant, underwater piggybank. New advances in seismic technology, and more powerful equipment developed for fracking operations, have turned oil fields ...   

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