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Despite Epic Fail in 2012, Shell Wants Arctic Drilling “Do Over” in 2014

12/23/2013 // By Aislinn Maestas

When Shell launched its drilling operations off the Alaska coast in 2012, it promised to employ “world-class technology and experience to ensure a safe, environmentally responsible Arctic exploration program.” What the world got instead was an epic failure: “Shell experienced […] Read more >

A polar bear keeps close to her young along the Beaufort Sea coast in Arctic National Wildlife Refuge. (photo: Susanne Miller/USFWS)

Help Stop Big Oil’s Arctic Assault

9/12/2011 // By Peter LaFontaine

Speak up today for the future of ringed seals and other cherished Arctic wildlife. Remember the days when Big Tobacco insisted their product was safe? For a long time, people bought in: doctors lit up, mothers smoked around their kids […] Read more >

Walruses Hauling Out to Alaska Shoreline

9/14/2010 // By Larry Schweiger

By Larry J. Schweiger Thousands of walruses, many of them mothers and calves, have left the shrinking and thinning Chukchi Sea ice for the Alaska shoreline. The packed beaches can lead to tramplings and deaths for the walruses. Read more >

Bush Admin Gives Big Oil “Blank Check to Harass the Polar Bear”

6/16/2008 // By Miles Grant

From the Associated Press: Less than a month after declaring polar bears a threatened species because of global warming, the Bush administration is giving oil companies permission to annoy and potentially harm them in the pursuit of oil and natural […] Read more >

Polar Bear “Threatened” Listing Comes with Strings Attached

5/14/2008 // By Miles Grant

Today the Department of the Interior announced it would list the polar bear as “threatened” under the Endangered Species Act. Sounds great, right? Unfortunately, the decision came with administrative guidance — better known as strings attached. Despite its own admission […] Read more >