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White House takes steps to allow drilling in Alaska Arctic refuge

The 19.6 million-acre Arctic National Wildlife Refuge in Alaska is under attack again from President Trump. The information comes about through a memo from US Fish and Wildlife Service acting director James Kurth on August 11.

Trump administration quickly OKs first Arctic drilling plan

Eni S.p.A., an Italian multinational oil, and gas company has received federal approval to drill for oil in federal waters offshore Alaska, as President Trump makes good on his promise to make America energy independent.

Norway offers oil companies 93 new blocks in Arctic waters

Norway, a global leader on climate change, has announced plans to open up record 93 blocks for Arctic oil exploration. The new production licenses are expected to be awarded to oil companies in the first half of 2018.

U.S. regulators sue to block Halliburton oil services merger

Wilmington - The U.S. Justice Dept. has filed suit in federal court in an effort to block a proposed merger between two giant oil services companies that control as much as 50 to 80 percent of the oil drilling and construction market.

Scientists: Stop burning fossil fuels, there is no C02 technofix

If we are to limit climate change, an immediate end to burning fossil fuels is necessary, scientists in Germany reported in a recent study.

Scientists convinced of tie between earthquakes and drilling

The evidence is coming in fast and furious, showing us that the U.S. drilling boom is responsible for the dramatic increase in the number of earthquakes being felt around the country.

NASA tests robotics and laser-powered drills for Europa mission

Anchorage - Jupiter's icy moon Europa is the next target for some NASA scientists. Scientists are testing a robot equipped with a drill powered by laser energy carried through a fiber-optic wire.

Exclusive: Small miners set to dust off drill rigs in 2014 - Reuters survey

A large majority of the small Canadian-listed mining companies that help drive global mineral exploration expect to drill this year after a grim period of hibernation for many cash-stra...

Op-Ed: Is fracking dangerous to human health? Special

Four states — Pennsylvania, Ohio, West Virginia, and Texas — have confirmed that hydraulic fracturing, also called "fracking," has caused water pollution near oil and gas wells.

Documentary director speaks out on benefits of 'fracking'

In an interview with the Daily Caller, 'FrackNation' director Ann McEllhinney explains more on why she made the film and on why she does not believe that fracking poses an environmental danger to anyone.

Climate activists block Shell headquarters with ice pyramid

London - Activists from Climate Justice Collective built an icy pyramid at Shell's London headquarters on Tuesday, in protest over Arctic oil drilling.

Drilling into ice-buried lake in Antarctica

A group of engineers from Britain plan on taking a journey to a lake that is beneath the ice of Antarctica. The lake is located almost two miles beneath the ice.

Oil drilling moratorium on Georges Bank extended

Halifax - Canada's federal and Nova Scotia governments have extended the moratorium on oil and gas exploration and drilling on Georges Bank to December 31, 2015. They say the massive oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico had little to do with their decision.

Arctic Cause & Effect - Shell will drill as Baffin Island warms

As the news breaks that Shell has been given the go ahead to drill in the Beaufort Sea, albeit with restrictions, a study has found how much effect global warming is having on the other side of the Arctic in Baffin Island.

Geoscientists Drill For Earth Secrets Under Arctic Lake

An international science team drills for sediment and meteorite breccia cores more than 3 million years old, from a meteorite crater, Lake El'gygytgyn, north of the Arctic Circle.

Offshore Drilling Ban Expires Today

The Outer Continental Shelf Moratorium, otherwise known as the offshore drilling ban, expired today. The moratorium was first enacted in 1982 and has been extended yearly since.

Democrats Set to Let Offshore Drilling Ban Expire

The Democrats have decided to let the quater of a century ban of offshore drilling expire. The action will open up the Pacific and Atlantic coasts for oil exploration and drilling.

Will the U.S. Offshore Drilling Bill Die or be Vetoed?

Tuesday night the House of Representatives approved the extensive Comprehensive American Energy Security and Consumer Protection Act to relax the federal ban on offshore drilling and to expand renewable energy.

Op-Ed: Call in the roughnecks, the majority of Americans want off-shore drilling

For years, the U.S. has had a noticeable lack of off shore drilling in the Gulf of Mexico, an area where vast stores of crude are both known and believed to be located. What is the United States to do now, though, if the Gulf is being pumped by others?

Report Confirms Drilling, Not Earthquake, Caused Java Mud Volcano

A two-year old mud volcano, which is still spewing huge volumes of mud, has displaced more than 30,000 people. It caused millions of dollars worth of damage was caused by the drilling of a gas exploration well.

Alaska Drilling Plan Rejected By U.S. Senate

WASHINGTON (voa) - The U.S. Senate has rejected a centerpiece of President Bush's energy policy that would have allowed oil drilling in an Alaska wildlife refuge. Senate Republicans Thursday fell short of the 60 votes needed to break a Democratic f...

Gov. Bush Credits Brother For Cutting Oil-lease Area

PENSACOLA, Fla. – Gov. Jeb Bush says a decision by his brother's administration to shrink an oil and gas lease area by three-fourths was "a victory for the people of Florida." The Bush administration in Washington, D.C., eliminated all areas east o..
 

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Arctic Refuge contains the largest area of designated Wilderness within the National Wildlife Refuge...
Arctic Refuge contains the largest area of designated Wilderness within the National Wildlife Refuge System, "where the earth and its community of life are untrammeled by man." [The Wilderness Act, 1964].
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It’s called Sevan 1000  but everyone knows it as Goliat  the world’s largest floating production...
It’s called Sevan 1000, but everyone knows it as Goliat, the world’s largest floating production and cylindrical storage unit owned by Eni Energy Company.
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