The records, provided by the U.S. Coast Guard in response to a Freedom of Information Act request, also describe a botched fire drill by the crew of another Shell-contracted drilling rig months before it began boring an exploratory oil well in the Chukchi Sea.
Republican Doc Hastings on Thursday announced he would not seek reelection after two decades in the House of Representatives, sparking big questions about who might succeed him as chairman of the House Natural Resources Committee.
State environmental officials and expert firefighters brought in by Chevron monitored a burning Marcellus Shale natural gas well, where a worker employed by Houston-based Cameron International was missing.
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