Every Major Bank Has Now Ruled Out Funding Arctic Drilling

By Dharna Noor, Gizmodo. -

We got another one. On Monday evening, Bank of America said that it will no longer finance fossil fuel exploration in the Arctic, joining Goldman Sachs, Morgan Stanley, Chase, Wells Fargo, and [...]

Wells Fargo Announces Ban On Financing Arctic Oil And Gas Drilling

By Ashley Curtin, Nation of Change. -

The world’s top bank to finance fracked oil and gas will no longer fund for oil and gas projects in the Arctic. Wells Fargo recently updated its environment policy to prohibit Arctic drilling and [...]

Arctic Drilling Ruling Brings Hope To Native Villages, Subsistence Hunters

By Sabrina Shankman, Insideclimatenews.org -

If there is one place that has most felt the Trump administration's push to rapidly expand fossil fuel development, it might be Nuiqsut, a small village nestled on Alaska's North Slope. The [...]

NATO’s Upcoming 40,000-soldier Arctic Drill Is A Message To Russia And China

By Andrew Korybko, Orientalreview.org -

The US and its allies have been making a big deal about Russia’s Arctic interests for over the past decade since the country planted its flag under the North Pole in 2007, which was Moscow’s [...]

Judge Says Groups Can Sue To Keep Arctic, Atlantic Drill Ban

By Staff, APNews.com -

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — A lawsuit challenging President Donald Trump’s reversal of a ban on petroleum drilling in most of the Arctic Ocean and Atlantic underwater canyons can move forward. [...]

Congress Opens Alaska Wildlife Refuge To Drilling, But Roadblocks Remain

By Sabrina Shankman, insideclimatenews.org -

The Arctic National Wildlife Refuge could soon be open to drilling, thanks to the tax bill passed by Congress this week, but one key question remains: Once oil companies can drill in the refuge, [...]

Hilcorp, Arctic Driller Has Troubling Trail Of Violations

By Sabrina Shankman, www.insideclimatenews.org -

By Sabrina Shankman for Inside Climate News - ANCHORAGE, Alaska—In the energy industry, Hilcorp has built a reputation for fast growth, big profits and making people rich. This 28-year-old [...]

Lawsuit Challenges Trump Reversal Of Arctic And Atlantic Drilling Ban

By Staff, www.earthjustice.org -

By Staff of Earth Justice - The groups, League of Conservation Voters, Natural Resources Defense Council, Sierra Club, Alaska Wilderness League, Defenders of Wildlife, Northern Alaska [...]

Obama Halts Arctic Oil Leases; Undoing It Won’t Be Simple For Trump

By Phil McKenna, www.insideclimatenews.org -

By Phil McKenna for Inside Climate News. By writing a five-year plan with no leases for oil drilling in the Alaskan Arctic, President Obama—and market forces—provide roadblocks for Trump to [...]

Norwegian Youth Taking Gov To Court Over ‘Unconstitutional’ Arctic Drilling

By Lauren McCauley, www.medium.com -

By Lauren McCauley for Common Dreams - Taking a page from young people in the United States and elsewhere who are standing up for their right to healthy environment, Norwegian youth on Monday [...]

The Arctic Oil Boom Is Over As Oil Companies Agree

By Jason Schwartz, www.greenpeace.org -

By Jason Schwartz for Green Peace - Now that Spanish oil company Repsol has relinquished the last of its 93 leases in the Chukchi Sea, only one leaseholder is left — Shell. Why the company is [...]

Bye Bye To Shell’s Polar Pioneer

By John Servais, www.nwcitizen.com -

By John Servais for Northwest Citizen. Merry Christmas and Seasons' Greetings. The Grinch has left the building. We can all breath a bit easier. The huge Shell Oil floating drill platform is - [...]

Victory: Obama Stops Arctic Drilling

By Timothy Cama, www.thehill.com -

By Timothy Cama for The Hill - The Obama administration took a number of actions Friday to restrict future offshore drilling in the Arctic Ocean. The Interior Department is canceling two lease [...]

Battle To Protect The Arctic From Oil Drilling Is Not Over

By Brian C. Black, www.theconversation.com -

By Brian C. Black in The Conversation - After billions of dollars invested over several years, Royal Dutch Shell said September 28 it would end oil exploration offshore Alaska after [...]

Why Shell Lost The Arctic

By Hannah McKinnon, www.priceofoil.org -

By Hannah McKinnon in Price of Oil - Royal Dutch Shell announced this morning that it would be abandoning its exploration program in the U.S. offshore Arctic for the “foreseeable future” (see our [...]

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