Murkowski says she’s not normally an alarmist, but she thinks President Obama’s actions show he’s trying to starve the Trans-Alaska Pipeline of new oil.
In Washington, at both the White House and in Congress, 2014 brings changes to the politics of energy that are likely to affect Alaska.
The judge ruled that Shell does not need to submit to the Environmental Impact Statement process.
Shell’s Noble Discoverer drill rig has had several high-profile mishaps in 2012. Now, the Coast Guard says it found problems with the rig’s on-board systems during an emergency inspection in Seward.
Minor oil spills at Bellingham have plagued construction of an oil spill containment barge needed for Shell Oil to drill exploratory wells in the Arctic Ocean off Alaska.
Shell Oil has run into a number of problems with its Arctic drilling plans over the last week.