Arctic Drilling Ruling Brings Hope To Native Villages, Subsistence Hunters

By Sabrina Shankman, -

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, -

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, -

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, -

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, -

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

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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, -

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, -

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, -

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, -

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, -

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, -

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, -

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 [...]

Major Victory: Shell Abandons Arctic Drilling

By Terry Macalister, -

By Terry Macalister for the Guardian - The movement has done an incredible job over the last three years protesting Shell's arctic drilling culminating with the #SHellNo campaign this summer. The [...]

Giant ‘Dying Polar Bear’ Protests At Shell HQs Over Arctic Drilling

By Kara O'Neill, -

By Kara O'Neill in Mirror - A giant dying polar bear has been placed outside the headquarters of oil and gas company Shell in a bid to stop their Arctic drilling programme. British actress [...]

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