Shell suspends Arctic oil drilling for the year

Green (Living) Review

by Michael Smith (Veshengro) February 27, 2013 Royal Dutch Shell announced that it was setting "pause" on its exploratory drilling activities in the Arctic for 2013. Shell's operations are currently under review by the federal government after the oil company suffered numerous setbacks during last year's opening attempt to drill exploratory wells in the Beaufort and Chukchi Seas, including running its drilling rig aground on Sitkalidak Island in southern Alaska in late December.

Obama defends wildlife refuge from dirty oil drilling

Green Blog

Two days later, however, the administration released its new five-year offshore drilling plan, which opened up more of the Atlantic coast and the Arctic Ocean to dirty fossil fuel development - and potential disaster. Mining, drilling, road development, and the construction of permanent structures - all of these things will be prohibited, effectively preserving the area and its ecosystem. Oil travels a long way. The only way to win is not to drill


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People living near fracking wells have higher heart attack risk


Eco Green a-higher-risk amazon-prime fossil fuels michigan oil-drilling organic cotton pennsylvania process such-as-smoking sustainable farming university york-howeverPeople living close to fracking wells are at a higher risk of being hospitalized or losing their lives due to heart attacks.

Biden administration pauses oil drilling leases in Arctic National Wildlife Refuge


The Biden administration has placed a moratorium on oil and gas leases, offered by the Trump administration, in the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge. And Biden’s decision is in its own way equally symbolic: There is simply no appetite in the industry to drill there.”

Salazar approved arctic oil drilling plan as he prepared keynote at Copenhagen

Green (Living) Review

Alaska Natives at Climate Talks to demand a moratorium on fossil fuel development and a climate treaty that protects Indigenous Peoples Rights by Michael Smith (Veshengro) Copenhagen, Denmark - Alaska Natives from the Chukchi Sea to Copenhagen have been reeling after the announcement that the Obama administration has approved Royal Dutch Shell Plc's (RDSa.L) plan to drill for oil off Alaska's northwest coast as early as next summer.

Norway oil drilling expands to Svalbard


Norway is expanding oil drilling operations farther north into the Arctic. Related: Trump administration furthers Arctic drilling plan “Irrespective of changes in the environment, the Arctic is a very harsh place,” said Ilan Kelman , a professor at UCL and Agder University in Norway. “A Two of the reasons that this oil expansion is so tricky are the Svalbard treaty and the definition of the “ice edge.” See the original post: Norway oil drilling expands to Svalbard.

What is Fracking?

Green Home Blog

Man continues to forge ahead with fossil fuel technology regardless of a barrage of various warnings of pollution, water compromise and of course global warming. This is the practice of disengaging domestic oil and natural gas, known as ‘shale’ oil or gas, due to it being in-between deep seated rock that was long thought of as impossible to recover. It begins with vertically drilling into sideways rock, then small explosives are placed and remotely detonated.

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California plans to end new fracking permits by 2024


California Governor Gavin Newsom announced last week that the state will stop issuing fracking permits by 2024 and will ban all oil drilling activities by 2045. Newsom said in a press release that stopping oil exploration “will create a healthier future for our children.”

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Why we must stop coal to gas transition and fracking

Green Blog

Because methane leaks and is so much worse than carbon dioxide (CO2) as a greenhouse gas (GHG), Professor Robert Howarth, Cornell University, Ithaca, New York has concluded that “The large GHG footprint of shale gas undercuts the logic of its use as a bridging fuel over coming decades, if the goal is to reduce global warming. For references, see page two: Energy Australia climate change fossil fuels fracking gas Global Warming greenhouse gases mainstream media natural gas

Opinion: UEFA needs to climate-proof its sponsors

A Greener Life

You could make similar health arguments as to why on earth Heineken are also allowed to sponsor this sporting event, or on climate grounds why are fossil fuel giants, Russia’s Gazprom and Germany’s car giant Volkswagen , also on the sponsor list? Ronaldo removes Coca Cola bottle.

Shell’s Rig is Headed to Portland

Sightline Daily

Royal Dutch Shell, the world’s second largest company , wants to find oil under the seabed off the coast of Alaska. After a disastrous attempt at Arctic drilling in 2012 , the company has returned this summer to once again try to drill exploratory wells. The ship was on its way to support Shell’s drilling fleet as the company commences putting in two exploratory wells 70 miles off the coast of Alaska. Climate & Energy Oil Oil spill Politics Portland Shell

Arctic National Wildlife Refuge lease sale attracts few bidders


On Wednesday, the open bid for oil companies to drill in Alaska’s Arctic National Wildlife Refuge came to an end, without any big oil companies placing a bid. Half of all the bids came from the economic development corporation, which does not participate in oil drilling.

It's "Dirty Energy Week" in the House of Representatives

Sierra Club Compass

While the Republicans in the House of Representatives are great at making sure almost every week is chock full of terrible legislation that would please their Big Oil and King Coal buddies, this week is their official "Energy Week." " And it's just as awful as you could imagine from the party that regularly denies climate disruption while lining their pockets with money from the dirty fuels industry. Coal Dirty Fuels Health Natural Gas Oil Politics Tar Sands

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Oil companies use cooling technology to continue Arctic drilling


Big oil companies are now turning to technology to protect their business from the effects of climate change. Companies that have been exploring the Arctic for oil drilling are now fighting with the effects of thawing and unstable permafrost.

There are a number of ways to fulfill your campaign promise of $2-a-gallon gas

Environmental Economics

" She doesn't say how she'll make it happen, but she's a big proponent of more domestic oil drilling. Substitutes for gasoline include alternative fuels. drilling deeper and farther out) and new technology. Increases in research spending on fossil fuels would increase the deficit, unless we raise tax rates to fund it. Also, most all of these things would need to occur world-wide since the oil market is global. From USAToday : Rep.

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How Shell Manipulates Washington State Politics

Sightline Daily

Shell's Polar Pioneer oil rig, incoming to Seattle Port's Terminal 5. Yesterday afternoon, Shell Oil’s titanic drilling rig made its way into the Port of Seattle where it will undergo repairs before heading north to drill in the Chukchi Sea off Alaska’s north coast this summer. Shell’s last run at Arctic oil was a signal failure when the company’s flagship Kulluk drilling rig ran aground near Alaska’s Kodiak Island.

Boxed Water, the natural step to weaning ourselves from plastic bottles

Green Prophet

When we fully emerge from Covid, be ready: Compared to plastic, Boxed Water has a 64% lower carbon footprint (lower contributor to global warming), 43% less fossil fuel use, and 1,084% lower in impact on the ozone.

Obama's Climate Legacy and the Keystone XL Pipeline - Compass

Sierra Club Compass

By Michael Marx, Director, Beyond Oil Campaign. The president must fire up our clean-energy economy, challenge Big Oil, and stand up to the political and PR bullies who promote the industry and oil profits above all other American interests. A groundswell of Americans across 50 states has spoken out against carbon-intensive extreme tar sands oil. They know it's time for America to move beyond oil , beyond coal , and beyond natural gas. Dirty Fuels.

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Why Boxed Water is Really Better than Aluminum Cans and Plastic Bottles

Green Prophet

For the bottles that are recycled, the environmental impact of oil drilling and blow molding continue to pose a threat to the planet as a part of the overall production process. Is boxed water better?

The Risks of Climate Disruption

Sierra Club Compass

We need our leaders to take action on this information and move away from dirty fossil fuels and continue to invest in clean energy sources like wind and solar. government rejecting the Keystone XL pipeline and putting a moratorium on leasing for oil drilling in the Arctic Ocean. When we imagine what the future will look like in books and movies, we see flying cars, teleportation, and computer superintelligence.

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Water Pollution Facts, Causes, Effects & Solutions


Oil spills. Mining and oil drilling also cause substantial industrial pollution to both surface and groundwater , rendering it too toxic for any purpose. 4 Oil spills. Oil spill in the water. Oil tank and rig disasters account for around 10 percent of marine pollution [21]. . Further reading: How Do Oil Spills Affect the Environment. Of course, a major oil spill could easily double that amount. . 3 Oil spills kill wildlife.

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It’s Accountability Time for Seattle Port Commissioners

Sightline Daily

The oil drilling ship Noble Discoverer, seen April 5, 2012 in the Port of Seattle before its trip to Alaska for the summer Arctic drilling season. The irony oozing from the Port of Seattle these days is thicker than crude oil. ” But this week officials quietly inked a deal to lease terminal space on Elliott Bay to Shell Oil for its Arctic drilling fleet , one of the most environmentally destructive endeavors on earth. Event: NW Fossil Fuel Exports.

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New Energy Efficiency Standards Announced

Sierra Club Compass

These plans give us at the Sierra Club great hope that the President will finally address some of the remaining, worst causes of climate disaster, including abuses of the fossil fuel industry like fracking, mountaintop removal coal mining, destructive oil drilling in the Arctic, and the destruction of our precious, public lands. -- John Coequyt, Federal Campaign Deputy Director, Sierra Club.

Weekend Reading 12/5/14

Sightline Daily

Eric In case you missed, it, just before Thanksgiving the New York Times published a pair of deeply reported and visually stunning interactive features about the oil industry in North Dakota’s Bakken: The Downside of the Boom and Where Oil and Politics Mix. The NYT also produced some genuinely staggering graphics depicting what North Dakota oil drilling lines would look like if they were above ground.

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The mass media and our environment

Green Blog

This was in the beginning fueled by the need to create private finances to help in war efforts and colonial state expansion and imperialism which took place during this period. This so-called grassroots organization had around 50 different trade associations and corporations who were involved in the oil, coal, gas, automobile and chemical industry. What kind of role does our mass media play in how we perceive and react to environmental problems around us?

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Celebrating a Historic Call to Action on Climate - Does Your Rep Have the President’s Back?

Sierra Club Compass

The President’s climate commitment gives us great hope that he will finally address some of the remaining, worst abuses of the fossil fuel industry, including dirty and dangerous fracking, ending the devastating practice of mountaintop removal coal mining in Appalachia, halting destructive oil drilling in the Arctic, and overhauling the sweetheart deal on public lands that pads the bottom line of coal companies at public expense.

Al Gore says Barack Obama has failed to tackle the climate crisis

Green Blog

Gore does acknowledge the “incredible challenges&# that is confronting President Obama and recognizes the climate-friendly efforts Obama has achieved, such as the historic improvements in fuel-efficiency standards for automobiles and for instructing EPA to “move forward on the regulation of global-warming pollution under the Clean Air Act&#.

Biden vs Trump on environmental issues and climate change


Meanwhile, the incumbent’s message seems to be that fossil fuels are A-OK. Fossil fuels The fossil fuel issue is a tricky dance for Democratic politicians. Biden pledged not to take any fossil fuel money for his campaign. As the U.S.

Kumi Naidoo, International Executive Director of Greenpeace, answered questions on Reddit

Green Blog

But he is probably most known for his recent actions in the Arctic where he climbed an oil rig last August in the Russian Arctic to protest against Gazprom’s plans to drill there. A year before that he was arrested in Greenland and spent 4 days in prison after entering an exclusion zone and scaling an oil rig, operated by Cairn Energy off the coast of Greenland. I never really wanted to climb an oil rig in the arctic — really not a natural place for a boy from Durban.

Freegan: strategies for sustainable living beyond capitalism

The Green Changemakers

As well, the massive oil use today creates the economic impetus for slaughter in Iraq and all over the world. Some freegans find at least some use of cars unavoidable so we try to eliminate our dependence on fossil fuels by using cars with diesel engines converted to run on biodiesel or “veggie-oil” literally fueling our cars with used fryer oil from restaurants – another example of diverting waste for practical use.

"Trump's energy plan overstates benefits of more drilling"

Environmental Economics

But the windfalls Trump touts originate from a report commissioned by a nonprofit with ties to the energy industry and whose findings rely on a forecasting model that often overstates the benefits of increased drilling, according to economists who have researched the U.S. shale oil and gas revolution. The IER study does not actually attribute the gains to a lifting of restrictions, as Trump indicated, but to opening all federal lands to oil, gas, and coal leasing.

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Building a Green Economy

The Green Changemakers

Make renewable energy sources the dominant feature of the world's energy system, and systematically phase out reliance on fossil fuels. Wind and solar technologies are not just more environmentally benign than oil, coal, and nuclear power, but also more jobs-intensive. Sovereign wealth funds - Oil rich nations and governments with large trade surpluses held $2-3 trillion dollars in wealth in 2008.

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The Green Changemakers

As well, the massive oil use today creates the economic impetus for slaughter in Iraq and all over the world. Some freegans find at least some use of cars unavoidable so we try to eliminate our dependence on fossil fuels by using cars with desiel engines converted to run on ?reisel reisel or “veggie-oil” literally fueling our cars with used fryer oil from restaurants – another example of diverting waste for practical use.