For release: May 18th, 2015 (The Hague) Royal Dutch Shell will face questions and concerns from shareholders and investors tomorrow on its plans to attempt another season of offshore drilling in the U.S. Arctic Ocean this summer. These concerns come on the heels of a weekend of escalating protest and opposition in Seattle, where Shell has ignored … Read More
From the minute it was exposed that Shell’s Arctic Drilling Fleet had been issued a permit to be based in Seattle, we knew it wouldn’t be that simple. And within days, concerned citizens had mobilized – and the organizing has paid off.
If Oil Companies Get Their Way, 18 Environmental, Native Rights Groups Warn of 75-percent chance of ‘Major’ Oil Spill, 100-percent Chance of ‘Climate Disruption’.
Mind the gap: Shell’s inadequate Arctic spill plan There are some things that are simply irreconcilable. And as hard as Big Oil and politicians try, they never will be. Take for instance climate action and arctic oil. Secretary Jewell at the Department of the Interior is in the final phases of considering Shell’s proposal to … Read More
Back in January, the Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM) released the 2017-2022 Oil and Gas Leasing Program, its proposed 5-year plan for offshore U.S. oil and gas development that includes ten potential lease sales in the Gulf of Mexico, three in the Alaskan Arctic, and one in the Atlantic.
The world is in a very big hole with climate change and when you’re in a hole the first order of business should be to stop digging. Unfortunately, the Administration’s Five Year Plan amounts to climate denial.
As if the plummeting oil price was not bad enough, there was more bad news for the oil industry yesterday after President Obama signed a Presidential memorandum to protect the vast Bristol Bay in Alaska from future oil and gas drilling.
A group of British MEPs, led by Conservative Vicky Ford, have been secretly trying to “dismantle” the EU’s offshore oil and gas safety regulation
First the good news. Over the weekend the French oil giant Total confirmed that the flare that had been burning on its abandoned Elgin rig in the North Sea had “extinguished itself.” The flare was causing real concern in case it ignited the escaping gas. With the flare out, Total has said it could begin … Read More
If you read any literature from the oil and gas industry it always argues that it is one of the best regulated industries in terms of safety and preparedness. This is an industry that understands the dangerous risks of drilling, prepares for it and mitigates to make sure accidents do not happen. If an accident … Read More