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

Shell Drill Rig Kulluk Heavily Damaged – To Be Put on Oceangoing Drydock and Moved to Asia

By: Monday January 28, 2013 3:39 pm

I have now received word from two anonymous sources on Kodiak Island that it appears damage assessment of the Shell Oil drill rig Kulluk is far worse than has been thus far disclosed by the Unified Command: Severe hull damage, making it unsafe to tow it to Puget Sound. Severe power plant damage from saltwater contamination. Severe damage to wiring, ventilation and other internal control systems.

Supposedly, a very large, oceangoing dry dock will be underway soon to Kodiak from Asia, and the rig will then be brought to Asia, most likely Korea, where it has been worked on before.

Coast Guard Helicopter Rescues Crew From Imperiled Shell Arctic Drilling Rig

By: Sunday December 30, 2012 12:42 pm

Here is a short video released late Saturday by the U.S. Coast Guard, showing part of the helicopter rescue of crewmen from the drilling platform Kulluk. The rig has been imperiled by multiple simultaneous engine failures aboard the oceangoing tug Aiviq, which was towing the rig from Dutch Harbor, Alaska to Puget Sound, for modifications, repairs and winter berthing.

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