Oil Drilling http://nwpr.org en Cantwell Asks White House To Stop Alaska Mine Project http://nwpr.org/post/cantwell-asks-white-house-stop-alaska-mine-project-0 <p>Senator Maria Cantwell wants the White House to stop a proposed mine in Alaska that she says will threaten jobs in Washington state. The proposed Pebble Mine, in Western Alaska, sits near Bristol Bay, which is one of the world’s most abundant salmon habitats. About 1,000 Washington residents hold commercial fishing permits there. At a rally at Fisherman’s Terminal in Seattle, Cantwell described the mine as a “giant cauldron of toxic waste.”</p><p> Fri, 24 Jan 2014 00:47:37 +0000 Ed Ronco 40397 at http://nwpr.org Cantwell Asks White House To Stop Alaska Mine Project Shell Cancels Arctic Oil Drilling http://nwpr.org/post/shell-cancels-arctic-oil-drilling <p>Shell Oil has put Arctic drilling on hold. The company announced Wednesday that it will not attempt to drill for oil in the Arctic Ocean this year. The announcement comes after a year of accidents and setbacks for Shell’s Arctic drilling efforts. KUOW’s John Ryan reports from Seattle. Thu, 28 Feb 2013 14:33:05 +0000 John Ryan 23486 at http://nwpr.org Shell Cancels Arctic Oil Drilling Another Setback For Shell’s Arctic Drilling Plans http://nwpr.org/post/another-setback-shell-s-arctic-drilling-plans <p>Another costly setback for Shell Oil and its efforts to drill in the Arctic Ocean: Shell needs to send its beleaguered oil rigs to Asia for major repairs, instead of to Seattle as planned. KUOW’s John Ryan reports. Wed, 13 Feb 2013 14:44:05 +0000 John Ryan 22690 at http://nwpr.org Another Setback For Shell’s Arctic Drilling Plans Shell’s Beached Kulluk Oil Rig Towed To Safe Harbor http://nwpr.org/post/shell-s-beached-kulluk-oil-rig-towed-safe-harbor <p></p><p>A shipwrecked oil rig that was bound for Seattle has been floated off the rocks and towed to a safe harbor in the Gulf of Alaska. A fleet of nine ships accompanied Shell Oil’s Kulluk drill rig on the 45-mile tow. Tue, 08 Jan 2013 00:46:32 +0000 John Ryan 20831 at http://nwpr.org Shell’s Beached Kulluk Oil Rig Towed To Safe Harbor Grounded Drilling Rig Remains Stable In Alaska http://nwpr.org/post/grounded-drilling-rig-remains-stable-alaska <p>A grounded oil drilling rig remains in stable shape off the coast of Alaska Wednesday. Shell Oil’s Kulluk ran aground on New Year’s Eve on an island in the Gulf of Alaska. The vessel hasn’t spilled any oil so far, according to the Alaska Department of Environmental Conservation. Thu, 03 Jan 2013 14:46:54 +0000 Jay Barrett 20624 at http://nwpr.org Grounded Drilling Rig Remains Stable In Alaska