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February 28, 2013
After months of weather problems and issues with the drilling rigs and oil spill containment vessels, Shell has decided that they will not be drilling in the Alaskan Arctic this year. Although this is great news for the environment and the community, it does not mean an end to off-shore drilling entirely. While Shell repairs rigs and prepares for future operations of the already $5 billion investment, the company will also continue off-shore research and meetings with villagers to benefit the long-term project.
The US Department of Interior plans to do a full-scale review of the operation in the next few weeks. If you would like to learn more about this subject, read the full Los Angeles Times article or check out Subhankar Banerjee’s Arctic Voices: Resistance at the Tipping Point.
January 2, 2013
USA Today featured Sam Pizzigati’s op-ed from the LA Times, alongside the opinions of Matthew Rose (The Wall Street Journal), John Cassidy (The New Yorker), and Paul Krugman (The New York Times), offering an alternative view to the fiscal cliff.
“Is history simply repeating?”, asks Pizzigati. “If so, bring that repeat on, with the same final result. That 1932 fiscal crisis produced an unexpected, and stunning, watershed in U.S. history, the moment when America’s rich and powerful began to lose their lock-grip on the nation’s political pulse.”
To read more on the “Other View”, check out the entire roundup on the USA Today website. To read Pizzigati’s entire article, visit the LA Times website, and check out his new book The Rich Don’t Always Win.
September 18, 2012
Shell has been forced to abandon its offshore drilling efforts in the Chukchi and Beafort Seas due to a series of setbacks. The most recent setback involves problems with the oil containment barge, the Arctic Challenger. While held up by the US coastguard in Bellingham, Washington, the vessel was cited for illegal fluid discharge. Although Shell will continue to drill top holes, they will be unable to drill to any oil deposits.
The L.A. Times reports:
“Shell Alaska said Monday it has abandoned its efforts to drill into hydrocarbon deposits in the offshore Arctic after the latest in a series of glitches on the company’s troubled oil containment barge resulted in damage to the high-tech dome designed to contain oil in the event of an underwater spill.
Company officials said they will continue to drill “top holes” off the Alaskan coast through the end of this season’s drilling window, but will not attempt to reach any oil deposits this year — a serious but not fatal setback for the company, which has spent six years attempting to explore its outer continental shelf leases off the coast of Alaska.”
Read the full article at the LA Times.
March 13, 2012"A young mezzo-soprano whose voice is darkly complex and mysteriously soulful and who adds intense emphasis to every word of text sang six songs by the Spanish composer Joaquin Rodrigo on Thursday night at the AT&T Center Theatre. In one, a bee bites the lip of a sleeping shepherdess as if it were a rose, to the envy of a shy lover."