Fresh from what some environmentalists claim is a victory that forced Shell to drop its ambitious plans to search for oil in Arctic waters off Alaska, the Sierra Club is urging supporters to rise up to stop a separate offshore Alaska energy project.Yereth Rosen
Icebergs in Prince William Sound that threaten tankers carrying oil from the trans-Alaska pipeline are likely to be smaller but more numerous over the next two decades, according to a study by a citizens oversight group.Dan Joling | Associated Press
Alaska Gov. Bill Walker sent a sharp retort Friday to House Speaker Mike Chenault in response to an opinion piece Chenault published last week that criticized Walker’s approach to a special legislative session on a natural gas pipeline.Nathaniel Herz
Gov. Bill Walker has lobbied members of President Barack Obama's administration on opening up a small section of the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge to oil drilling.Associated Press
UNESCO is cheering Shell's planned departure from the Chukchi Sea, saying oil exploration efforts there posed a threat to Russia's Wrangel Island Reserve some 360 miles to the west. The Wrangel Island reserve is the only designated World Heritage site in the Arctic.Alaska Dispatch News
Two House bills that are the focus of Alaska’s lawmakers -- on crude exports and Native energy -- drew veto threats from President Barack Obama Wednesday.  Erica Martinson
The Alaska Department of Natural Resources on Wednesday denied key water rights to groups fighting to protect a salmon stream from a controversial coal mining project in Southcentral Alaska.Jeannette Lee Falsey
A report released Tuesday questions the fairness of the Environmental Protection Agency process that led to its pre-emptive decision to block a water discharge permit for the proposed Pebble mine in Alaska. Erica Martinson
Moody's Investors Service on Monday highlighted Shell's decision to cease exploration in Arctic waters off Alaska as another setback on top of prolonged low oil prices, but the agency has not announced plans to change the state's positive credit rating.Jeannette Lee Falsey
When Shell announced it would end its entire program in the offshore U.S. Arctic, the hyperbole and finger-pointing began in earnest. But the record shows that much of the blame-placing and credit-taking is based on misunderstandings and myths.Yereth Rosen
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