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offshore oil drilling

Arctic Drilling: Don’t Hold Your Breath For New Supplies. Businesses Don’t Need Them Right Now

In a parting gift to the environmental movement, President Obama has withdrawn his support for two leases in the Arctic Ocean off the coast of Alaska. The move stops production in the Chukchi and Beaufort Seas.

Opposition Grows to San Francisco’s Green Energy Plans

Electricity rates for about 90,000 San Francisco ratepayers could almost double if the San Francisco Board of Supervisors goes forward with a deal for Shell Oil to provide 100 percent renewable energy for the city, according to NBC Bay Area. The International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers (IBEW) has strongly criticized … Read more »

Policy & Enforcement Briefing: Shell Drilling, Bee Vote, Enbridge Cleanup, $2.5m Pharma Penalty

Shell must provide a detailed plan addressing safety and operational issues that thwarted its efforts to extract oil in the Arctic Ocean last year if it wants to resume drilling off the coast of Alaska, the Interior Department said. Shell has already announced that it will not return to the Arctic … Read more »

Sandy Ruptured Shell-Saudi Oil Tank; 349,000 Gallons Spilled

Cleanup efforts are underway to remove 349,000 gallons of diesel fuel that spilled into New Jersey’s Arthur Kill waterway as a result of Hurricane Sandy, according to media reports. The spill happened late Oct. 29 when a storage tank ruptured at a Motiva Enterprises oil tank facility in Woodbridge and … Read more »

Policy & Enforcement Briefing: Timberlands Water Pollution, Australia Carbon Tax, Keystone XL, NJ Solar

The Supreme Court will take up a 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals 2010 ruling that stormwater on industrial timberlands is the same as pollution discharged from factories, requiring an EPA Clean Water Act permit. The ruling on an Oregon case would apply to logging roads on state, private and … Read more »