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  • Calls for federal scrutiny of Royal Dutch Shell drilling operations swelled with plans of a joint investigation by the Interior Department and the Coast Guard.

    Royal Dutch Shell drilling rig Kulluk aground off a small island near Kodiak Island Tuesday, Jan. 1, 2013.
    LAST UPDATE : Jan 04, 2013, 6:14 AM EST
  • MOSCOW (AP) — Greenpeace activists have stormed a floating oil rig in Russia's Pechora Sea, hundreds of miles (kilometers) from the nearest port, to protest oil drilling in the Arctic, the environmental organization said Friday.

    The six activists boarded the Prirazlomnaya platform early Friday and remain on the rig, Greenpeace said in a statement. They set off in inflatable speedboats from their ship and scaled the platform with mooring lines.

    LAST UPDATE : Dec 05, 2012, 10:30 AM EST