Shawn McCarthy, The Globe and Mail, Jun. 18 2013
OTTAWA — The federal government will raise the bar for oil companies operating off the East Coast and in the Arctic, increasing the limit on their liability for environmental and other damage from a blowout or oil spill to $1-billion.
John M. Broder, New York Times, March 14, 2013
WASHINGTON — The Shell Oil Company must provide a detailed plan addressing numerous safety and operational issues that plagued its efforts to extract oil beneath the Arctic Ocean last year if it wants to resume drilling off the coast of Alaska, the Interior Department said Thursday.
Richard Mauer & Lisa Demer, Anchorage Daily News, January 1, 2012
Update, 10:15 a.m. Wednesday:
More flyovers are planned for Wednesday to assess the condition of the Shell drilling rig Kulluk, which sits grounded on Sitkalidak Island, off Kodiak.
Lisa Demer, Anchorage Daily News, January 1, 2013 (18:34 PST)
Keith Doucette, The Star, 16 Nov 2012
HALIFAX — BP has been granted the right to explore in Nova Scotia’s offshore after the energy giant submitted a $1 billion bid, the highest ever accepted for deepwater exploration rights in Atlantic Canada.
Alex DeMarban, Alaska Dispatch, Oct 11, 2012
Believing the U.S. Arctic Ocean contains one of the world's richest undiscovered oil and gas plays, Royal Dutch Shell is already considering what it will take to ship vast amounts of oil across Alaska.
Kiley Kroh & Michael Conathan, Climate Progress / Video Report, August 20 2012
Andrew Callus, Reuters, Globe and Mail, Aug. 14 2012
LONDON — Booming like never before, the offshore oil and gas industry is exploring ever deeper into the ocean and drilling further under the sea bed, bringing strikes like one this week off Brazil, which may be one of the biggest yet in the region.
EcoWatch, June 11 2012
On July 11, Ohio Gov. John Kasich signed an Executive Order prohibiting the Ohio Department of Natural Resources from “issuing any permit, license or lease allowing” oil and gas drilling in or under Lake Erie.
By Sue Bailey, The Canadian Press, July 4, 2012
ST. JOHN'S, N.L. - More than 34,000 litres of oil and drilling mud that spilled off Newfoundland last year are a threat to wildlife that highlights a need for more offshore oversight, say biologists.
Greg Palast, Eco Watch, 20 Apr 2012
Two years before the Deepwater Horizon blow-out in the Gulf of Mexico, another BP off-shore rig suffered a nearly identical blow-out, but BP concealed the first one from the U.S. regulators and Congress.
By Elizabeth Grossman, InsideClimate News, Apr 5, 2012
The sizeable leak from a plugged well raises fresh concerns about accidents and methane's role in global warming.
By Kate McPherson, KTVA Alaska, March 23, 2012
Representatives from eight Arctic nations met in Girdwood to work on spill response plan
GIRDWOOD - Representatives from the eight countries of the Arctic Council met in Girdwood for three days this week to work on an oil spill response plan.
By Christopher Middleton, Telegraph, 09 Feb 2012
As the world’s biggest windfarm opens off Cumbria, critics continue to question the turbine boom.
By Yinka Ibukun, The Associated Press, Canadian Business, January 16, 2012
LAGOS, Nigeria - An offshore rig exploring possible deep-water oil and gas fields off Nigeria's coast for Chevron Corp. caught fire Monday, and the oil company said officials were still trying to account for all those working there.
By Derrick Penner, Vancouver Sun, December 31, 2011
Final call on proposal expected at end of 2013, following multitude of hearings and reviews
Enbridge Inc.'s Northern Gateway pipeline project began life nearly a decade ago as a market study on how to open up Alberta's oilsands resources to ocean trade with Asia.
Humberto Marquez, Interpress Service, Nation of Change, Dec 30, 2011
“Between 13 and 20 percent of the undiscovered oil on the planet is under the Arctic ocean, according to the United States Geological Survey (USGS).”
Patti Epler, Tony Hopfinger, Alaska Dispatch, Jul 28, 2011
Terry Macalister, guardian.co.uk, 5 July 2011
The rich, cream-and-chocolate room furnishings, delicate finger foods and "speed networking" sessions at the five-star Jumeirah Carlton Tower hotel in Knightsbridge, London, are just what you would expect from an oil industry get-together.
John Vidal, guardian.co.uk, May 24, 2011
Armed forces called in to prevent environmentalists interfering with Cairn Energy's exploration of Arctic waters
By ANDREW E. KRAMER and CLIFFORD KRAUSS, New York Times, February 15, 2011
MOSCOW — The Arctic Ocean is a forbidding place for oil drillers. But that is not stopping Russia from jumping in — or Western oil companies from eagerly following.
NUNATSIAQ NEWS, February 9, 2011
Inuit leaders will seek a common position on resource development
Inuit from Canada, Alaska. Greenland and Russia plan to meet in Ottawa at the Chateau Laurier hotel Feb. 23 to Feb. 24 24, the Inuit Circumpolar Council announced Feb. 8.
Richard Simon, Los Angeles Times, January 25, 2011
Democratic senators from the California, Oregon and Washington state launched a new drive Tuesday to ban drilling off the Pacific coast but face long odds of getting the bill past the House’s new Republican majority, especially at a time of high gasoline prices.
By JENNIFER A. DLOUHY, Houston Chronicle, Dec. 16, 2010
Fines of up to $4,300 a barrel, cleanup costs, other damages sought
WASHINGTON — The Justice Department on Wednesday sued BP and eight other companies in legal action that could force the firms to pay tens of billions of dollars in fines, cleanup costs and economic damages related to the Gulf of Mexico oil spill.
CBC News, December 10, 2010
Critics are applauding news that offshore drilling is not a priority for the B.C. government —but they are also urging the province to confirm a federal moratorium will stay in place.