September 22, 1995 |
President Clinton will veto the massive budget bill nearing completion in Congress if it includes a plan to allow oil and gas drilling in a biologically rich Alaskan wilderness, the White House said Thursday.
June 16, 1991 |
The United States and seven other countries with territory north of the Arctic Circle signed a non-binding agreement to cooperate in monitoring pollution of the arctic environment and to protect the region's plant and animal life. The pact, signed in Finland, calls for cooperative programs to monitor pollution by oil, radiation, metals, acid and noise. Signers are the United States, Canada, Denmark, Finland, Iceland, Norway, Sweden and the Soviet Union.
March 14, 2013 |
SEATTLE - Federal regulators said Thursday they would not allow Royal Dutch Shell to resume exploratory drilling off the coast of Alaska until the company comes up with a detailed operations program and management plan for operating in the Arctic to head off the mishaps that plagued the company's debut drilling season in 2012. “Shell screwed up in 2012, and we're not going to let them screw up whenever they [resume] … unless they have these systems in place,” Interior Secretary Ken Salazar said after a new report found that Shell's contractors were repeatedly ill-prepared to meet the demands of operating in the harsh Arctic environment.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 8, 1988
Your editorial "Secret in the North" (March 20) is based on a couple of faulty premises, which I'd like to correct. - The confidentiality period you refer to is provided by state law and does not involve the federal government. - The regular 25-month confidentiality period expires on May 24. However, provisions in state law allow for an extension in the confidentiality period--at the request of a well's operator--pending the disposition of unleased land in the vicinity. Chevron intends to apply for extended confidentiality prior to the expiration of the 25-month confidentiality period.
August 18, 1991
After reading your article about government oversight of the Trans Alaska Pipeline System (TAPS), "Alaska Pipeline Regulators Were Lax, GAO Says," (Aug. 5), we at Alyeska are concerned that your readers might regard the General Accounting Office audit as a criticism of the pipeline's operation these past 14 years. The record is clear on this matter--TAPS--has been an efficient, safe and environmentally sound means to transport oil from Alaska's North Slope--one-quarter of America's domestic production.