User: irge304 Topic: Energy Extraction
Category: Oil Exploration
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Obama to unveil major climate change proposal 2.8.2015 CNN: Top Stories
The Obama administration will unveil a major climate change plan Monday aimed at a large reduction in greenhouse gas emissions from the nation's coal-burning power plants, a senior administration official told CNN.
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What the Gulf War should have taught us 2.8.2015 CNN: Top Stories
The current degree of death and destruction in the Middle East is reason enough to assess the first Iraq war, which was launched 25 years ago this Sunday. But any assessment of the ultimate impact of that conflict cannot be completed without looking at its sequel, the invasion of Iraq by the "Coalition of the Willing," in then-Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld's words, in 2003. Because that sequel unleashed the current devastation.
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Not the retiring type: meet the people still working in their 70s, 80s and 90s 1.8.2015 The Guardian -- Front Page

At 92, Jean Miller is still taking coats at Vidal Sassoon, while immunologist Ivan Roitt, 87, is a department head: meet the workers with no plans to clock off

Ivan Roitt, 87, is emeritus professor at Middlesex University’s Centre for Investigative and Diagnostic Oncology. He lives in Finchley, north London, with his wife, Margaret. They have three daughters and six grandchildren.

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Oil prices plunge amid ample supplies 1.8.2015 New Kerala: World News
New York, Aug 1 : Oil prices dived Friday as traders were worried that global supplies exceeded the demand.
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Judge rules Shell’s use of Seattle terminal didn’t require environmental review 1.8.2015 Seattle Times: Opinion
The much-disputed lease of Port of Seattle property as a base for Shell’s Arctic drilling fleet was affirmed Friday by a King County Superior Court judge who ruled that the port didn’t need to conduct an environmental review to use Terminal 5 for that purpose.
Trump adviser denies racist posts 1.8.2015 CNN: Top Stories
Donald Trump's presidential campaign is investigating a staffer after racially-charged Facebook posts he allegedly wrote were uncovered Friday.
U.S. Oil-Rig Count Increases to 664 31.7.2015 Wall St. Journal: Policy
The U.S. oil-rig count rose by five to 664 in the latest week, according to Baker ...
ExxonMobil earnings fall 52% 31.7.2015 Financial Times: Energy
Plunge comes despite increased production and improved results in its downstream operations
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Crude oversupply creates July turbulence 31.7.2015 Financial Times: Energy
US oil benchmark set for worst month since 2008
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Sanctions lifted on two Iran oil firms 31.7.2015 BBC: Business
The European Union has removed two Iranian oil companies from its sanctions list in the first such action since Iran's nuclear deal.
Trump promises Mexico will pay for wall 31.7.2015 CNN: Top Stories
Republican presidential hopeful Donald Trump stood by his comments Friday that he would build a wall along the Mexican border and that Mexico would pay for it. But he gave a slightly better idea why that would happen: his stellar negotiating skills.
We can stop Shell's disastrous plan to drill in the Arctic. But only together | Daphne Wysham 31.7.2015 Guardian: Comment is Free
Shell’s plan to commence drilling in this untouched region would impact climate change efforts, indigenous populations and the marine environment Shell is putting corporate profits ahead of our future in its determination to drill in the Arctic. Our elected leaders, most of whom are beholden to corporate interests, won’t act. That’s why some environmentalists are willing to put their lives on the line if need be to stop this insanity. On Tuesday, Portland “kayaktivists” – activists on kayaks – and Greenpeace workers converged near the drydock to prevent MSV Fennica, Shell Oil’s damaged ice-breaker, from making its way to the Arctic. If it reaches its destination, the ship will pave the way for Shell drilling in a virgin ...
Central Valley board allows wastewater disposal to continue despite contamination 31.7.2015 LA Times: Commentary
Despite a finding that unlined wastewater pits near Kern County's Edison oil field have contaminated groundwater, officials on Thursday delayed shutting down some operations.
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Police end icebreaker bridge protest 31.7.2015 BBC: Business
Greenpeace protesters are removed from a bridge in Portland, allowing an icebreaker to leave to join an Arctic oil drilling operation.
Portland protesters hanging from bridge disrupt Arctic-bound Shell vessel 31.7.2015 LA Times: Commentary
Royal Dutch Shell's narrow summer window to drill for oil in the Arctic became slightly narrower Thursday after protesters in Portland, Ore., suspended themselves from one of the city's many famous bridges to briefly block an essential support vessel from traveling north.
Dick Bass, Texas oilman who was first to scale ‘seven summits,’ dies at 85 31.7.2015 Seattle Times: Top stories
Founder of Utah’s Snowbird ski resort was oldest person to top Everest for a time.
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Trump hires ex-Palin aide as political director 30.7.2015 CNN: Top Stories
The Donald Trump campaign announced Thursday the hiring of Michael Glassner to serve as its National Political Director.
Shell icebreaker retreats after showdown with protesters 30.7.2015 Chicago Tribune: Nation
A Shell Oil icebreaker retreated Thursday after a showdown with environmental activists dangling from Portland, Oregon's tallest ...
Local governments are picking up the slack on climate change 30.7.2015 LA Times: Commentary
To the editor: When Aaron Renn scolds local communities for challenging climate-destroying fossil fuel development like drilling in the Arctic, he's relaying Big Oil's message: Resistance is futile. ("Local environmental activists don't get to make federal policy," op-ed, July 27)
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Royal Dutch Shell to cut 6,500 jobs 30.7.2015 BBC: Business
Oil giant Royal Dutch Shell says it is to shed 6,500 jobs as part of cost cutting plans.
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