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    Obama Permanently Protects Alaska’s Bristol Bay From Oil and Gas Development

    Obama Permanently Protects Alaska’s Bristol Bay From Oil and Gas Development

    In a victory for fisheries, recreational sportsmen, Native tribes, wildlife, local communities and the environment, President Obama Tuesday put Alaska’s Bristol Bay area permanently off limits to oil and gas development under the Outer Continental Shelf Lands Act of 1953, something those groups had been seeking for decades. “Alaskans have been fighting to preserve Bristol […]

    BP Pipeline Sprays Oil-Gas Mixture on 33 Acres of Alaskan Tundra

    BP Pipeline Sprays Oil-Gas Mixture on 33 Acres of Alaskan Tundra

    If you already thought BP was unfit to handle its own oil, an incident this week in Alaska won’t change that opinion. Alaska officials said a BP oil pipeline was somehow compromised and and resulted in the nonstop spraying of an oily mist into the wind for at least two hours. The mixture of gas, […]

    Alaska Oil Well Blowout—A Reminder of Drilling’s Dangers

    Alaska Oil Well Blowout—A Reminder of Drilling’s Dangers

    The Wilderness Society By Tim Woody The first news from Alaska’s North Slope reads like the beginning of a disaster movie. Oil workers on a drilling rig hit a pocket of gas and quickly evacuate to avoid the hazard of an explosion as gas bursts from the ground. The well is out of control and […]