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2011-03-03 08:21:00

SAN FRANCISCO, March 3, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Pacific Gas and Electric Company (PG&E) today issued the following statement in advance of the third day of National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) hearings: This week's NTSB hearings are important for PG&E and the industry as we seek to apply the most effective and advanced technologies to better serve our customers and enhance the safety of communities we serve. PG&E is committed to learning everything it can from the San Bruno...

2011-01-12 00:01:24

WWF now calls on President Obama and Secretary of the Interior Salazar to heed the recommendations of the Commission that the President established to review failures in the nation's offshore leasing program. WWF believes no drilling should be allowed in the Beaufort and Chukchi Seas until the data gaps and capacity challenges identified by the Commission are filled, the oil spill response gap has been closed, environmentally sound thresholds are set, and offshore oil and gas activities are...

2010-11-24 16:55:00

BARROW, Alaska, Nov. 24, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- Today's decision to designate more than 187,000 square miles across the North Slope as "critical habitat" for polar bears disproportionately impacts Alaska Natives. The Critical Habitat Designation (CHD) is the wrong tool for conserving polar bears. The polar bears were listed by the US Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS) as "threatened" because of climate change and expected reductions in polar bear numbers that have not yet occurred. But,...

2010-11-10 13:23:00

Pew Calls for Plugging Gaps in Spill Response Planning WASHINGTON, Nov. 10, 2010 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Darkness, extreme weather and shifting sea ice could delay efforts to stop an oil well blowout in the U.S. Arctic Ocean for six months or more, trapping spewed oil in ice for up to a decade according to a report released today by the Pew Environment Group. The study, "Oil Spill Prevention and Response in the U.S. Arctic Ocean: Unexamined Risks, Unacceptable Consequences," is the...

2010-10-07 12:45:00

BARROW, Alaska, Oct. 7 /PRNewswire/ -- After the US Fish & Wildlife Service announced a plan to conduct a series of reviews of ANWR to determine if more areas should be designated as wilderness, Arctic Slope Regional Corporation joins Alaska's congressional delegation in opposing the move. The review includes the coastal plain, also known as the 1002 area, which is believed to hold a mean estimate of 10.6 billion barrels of recoverable oil. Arctic Slope Regional Corporation owns title...

2010-05-27 05:00:00

SALT LAKE CITY, May 27 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Apex Resources Group Inc. (Pink Sheets APXR) reports Shell Mobilizes Drilling Equipment for shallow water Chukchi and Beaufort drilling. Shell is planning to go ahead with its 2010 exploration program in the Beaufort and Chukchi seas off northern Alaska, despite the unfolding oil-spill disaster in the Gulf of Mexico. In preparation for assembling its Arctic drilling fleet, Shell has started moving vessels and has mobilized every piece of...

2010-03-31 10:29:00

SEATTLE, March 31 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Pew Environment Group today commended the Obama administration's decision to withdraw Bristol Bay from its national offshore energy plan and proceed cautiously with new U.S. Arctic Ocean oil and gas leases. "We thank President Obama and Interior Secretary Salazar for protecting Bristol Bay, one of the planet's richest marine ecosystems," said Marilyn Heiman, director of the Pew Environment Group's U.S. Arctic program. "Bristol Bay must be...

2010-03-01 16:00:00

PHILADELPHIA, March 1 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Sunoco Logistics Partners L.P. (NYSE: SXL) (the "Partnership") today announced that the members of the Partnership's general partner have elected Stacy L. Fox and William R. Silver to its board of directors. Ms. Fox currently serves as Senior Vice President and General Counsel of Sunoco, Inc. Mr. Silver currently serves as Chief Financial Officer and Business Manager of Menlo School in Atherton, California. Ms. Fox recently joined Sunoco,...

2009-12-07 15:14:00

WASHINGTON, Dec. 7 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The federal Minerals Management Service today gave the green light to Shell Oil's plan to drill exploratory wells in the ecologically rich waters of the Chukchi Sea off Alaska's northwest coast next summer. "We are very concerned because drilling for oil runs the risk of devastating spills in a sensitive marine ecosystem already stressed by dramatic climate change," said Marilyn Heiman, director of the Pew Environment Group's U.S. Arctic...

2009-07-23 11:30:00

ST. LOUIS, July 23 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Peabody Energy (NYSE: BTU) today announced that Robert A. Malone has been appointed to Peabody's board of directors and will serve on the board's Audit and Compensation Committees. Malone is a 35-year energy and mining industry executive and is past Chairman and President of BP America Inc., the largest U.S. producer of oil and natural gas. "Bob has extensive knowledge of U.S. and global energy markets with particular focus on China, India...


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