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Shell criticised for limited testing of Alaska drilling containment equipment | The Guardian

Greenpeace says oil company used ‘stock-car race’ recklessless in testing capping stack to prevent Gulf of Mexico-style blowout Two officials from the bureau of safety and environmental enforcement (BSSE) – an arm of the US interior department – were present with Shell officials at the tests in Puget Sound, Washington, but there was no independent verification of the tests. Public ...

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Elliott Negin: ALEC’s Other ‘Deadly Force’ Campaign to Kill Climate Initiatives | The Huffington Post

The relatively unknown American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC) got a black eye recently when news stories revealed it was a prime mover of “Stand Your Ground” laws in Florida and 24 other states that temporarily shielded the man who shot 17-year-old Trayvon Martin. But the secretive group’s influence in statehouses goes a lot further than deadly force, self-defense laws. Since ...

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Shell stops North Sea leak after 10 days | guardian.co.uk

Shell has finally stopped the leak from its faulty oil pipeline in the North Sea, ending the flow of oil undersea after 10 days of the worst oil spill in UK waters for a decade. Divers closed a relief valve which was the source of a small secondary leak, discovered after the first major leak in the pipeline at the ...

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North sea oil spill ‘worst for a decade’ | The Guardian

The flow of oil from the worst spill in UK waters in the past decade, at one of Shell's North Sea platforms, has been "greatly reduced" but not yet stopped completely, the government said on Monday. Conservationists warned that the leak could harm bird life in the area, at a delicate time in their development, as the oil company worked to minimise the damage.

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