Obama Administration Quietly Reopens Case That Could Criminalize Peer Review Process

By: Tuesday January 29, 2013 6:12 pm

Today, Dr. Charles Monnett’s legal representatives, Public Employees for Environmental Responsibility, revealed that the Inspector General of the Department of the Interior quietly reopened their case against Monnett sometime between his reinstatement and December of 2012

 

After Kulluk Hull Damage Assessment, Shell Mum on Damage Extent – State of Alaska Could Care Less

By: Saturday January 19, 2013 10:15 am

The oil drilling rig Kulluk, which spectacularly went aground on Sitkalidak Island south of Kodiak late on New Years Eve, was salvaged on January 6th, and towed about 40 miles to Kiliuda Bay, where it has been anchored since. Salvage experts have thoroughly gone over the inside and outside of the rig over the intervening days.

List of Questions on Shell’s Alaska 2012 Arctic Drilling Fiasco Grows Longer by the Day

By: Sunday January 6, 2013 7:55 am

Both Rick Steiner and I will be making efforts this coming week to encourage Alaska Democrats to get Sen. Begich to open a U.S. Senate investigation or hearings on this gigantic set of troubling, unanswered questions.

USCG Pursuing Criminal Investigation Against Shell Drilling Rig in Alaska

By: Friday January 4, 2013 2:19 pm

Things just took a turn for the worse for Shell Alaska, and their scam to get two oil drilling rigs the hell out of Alaska before 2013, in order to avoid paying taxes here.

An Interview With Rick Steiner on the Kulluk Grounding Impact on Shell Arctic Drilling in 2013 and Beyond

By: Friday January 4, 2013 6:41 am

Retired University of Alaska Professor Rick Steiner is, along with Dr. Riki Ott, regarded internationally as a first-rank expert on Alaska’s marine ecosystems. Additionally, Steiner is a highly sought after expert on the effects of oil spills on maritime environments. Like Dr. Ott, Steiner was recently awarded the Alaska Muckraker of the Year Award from the state’s pre-eminent marine environment advocacy group, Cook InletKeeper.

Is there anything remotely resembling common sense buried somewhere in Shell Alaska’s Arctic drilling project?

By: Thursday January 3, 2013 5:54 am

This week’s grounding of the Kulluk may have actually been inevitable. A new, untried design, the Aiviq, took at least one too many chances when deciding to not take shelter – there were no lack of good options – about a week ago, as weather reports rapidly worsened in the north Gulf of Alaska.

Amidst Arctic Drilling Lies, Shell VP Tells Truth – “There’s no sugar-coating this, I imagine there would be spills”

By: Sunday December 2, 2012 8:45 am

I guess Shell Oil can’t be expected to be more honest than any other oil company. Although one hopes they might be more honest in Alaska than in Nigeria, for instance, that is probably hoping for way too much.

Expert: Oil Booms Thrown in Dumpster Can Be Reused

By: Wednesday May 26, 2010 12:15 pm

Alaska professor Rick Steiner explained that there are two kinds of booms: one absorbent, one non-absorbent. The absorbent type are thrown away after use, but the non-absorbent ones should be cleaned and reused. “The booms being placed in the dumpster in this photo are containment booms, which should be cleaned and reused, not thrown away,” said Steiner.

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