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Facing fierce winds and high seas, Shell halts Arctic drilling

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Shell temporarily halted exploratory oil drilling in the Arctic Ocean as the weather worsened on Thursday.
Protesters in kayaks paddle out to meet the Arctic offshore oil rig Polar Pioneer piggybacked atop the cargo deck vessel Blue Marlin as it arrives at Port Angeles, Wash., on  April 17.  (Keith Thorpe/The Peninsula Daily News via AP)

Native Alaskans tout Arctic energy development before president’s visit

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An advertisement airing on Alaska television asks President Barack Obama to keep supporting Arctic energy development.
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Miller Energy reaches tentative deal on SEC charges

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Miller Energy, which relocated from Tennessee to Houston early this year, is fighting to stave off filing for bankruptcy, and the company said in a new CEO filing Thursday that it will pay the $5 million over three years.
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Senators ask SEC to probe oil companies’ risk disclosure

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A dozen Democrats insist oil companies aren’t telling shareholders the gritty reality of their crude pursuits, including the environmental and financial risks of drilling in the Arctic Ocean and other frontier areas.
Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Rodham Clinton greets fairgoers during a visit to the Iowa State Fair, Saturday, Aug. 15, 2015, in Des Moines, Iowa. (AP Photo/Charlie Neibergall)

Clinton: Arctic drilling not worth the ‘risk’

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One day after the Obama administration authorized Shell to drill deeper below the Arctic Ocean, Hillary Clinton signaled she would make a different decision.
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Obama administration gives OK to Shell to drill deeper in Arctic

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Shell has already been drilling the well for more than two weeks. But BSEE had ordered the company to halt after completing the top 3,000 feet, because critical emergency equipment were not nearby to safeguard the work.
This June 15, 2015 file photo shows kayakers trying to block the departure of the Shell Oil Polar Pioneer rig platform as it moved from Elliott Bay in Seattle, Washington.  (Tim Exton/AFP/Getty Images)

Green groups: Arctic drilling ‘inconsistent’ with Obama’s climate change crusade

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Arctic drilling is “inconsistent” with efforts to stay within a global carbon budget, environmentalists warn in a new report.
In this June 15, 2014 file photo, a polar bear dries off after taking a swim in the Chukchi Sea in Alaska. (Brian Battaile/U.S. Geological Survey via AP, File)

Federal appeals court hears arguments on polar bear habitat

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Polar bears, a marine mammal, were declared a threatened species in 2008 under former President George W. Bush because of diminishing sea ice brought on by global climate warming.
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Shell asks feds for go-ahead to drill deeper in Arctic

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For now, Shell is restricted to drilling the top 3,000 feet of its Burger J well in the Chukchi Sea.
(Photographer: Paul O'Driscoll/Bloomberg News.)

Shell leaving conservative ALEC over climate change views

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Shell, which has become more vocal about calling climate change a threat along with some other energy giants like Total and BHP Billiton, followed the recent moves made by BP and Occidental Petroleum in opting to leave ALEC, which is made up of conservative state legislators and numerous private sector interests.