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New oil platform in Sakhalin grey whale feeding grounds?

January 19, 2011

After years of “collaborative” work with environmental groups, the Sakhalin Energy Investment Company continues to push aggressive development plans in an oil and gas field off the coast of Sakhalin Island, where the last 130 critically endangered Northern Pacific grey whales come to feed each summer and fall.┬áThis week, Sakhalin Energy announced plans to build […]

Exxon Targeted for Continued Sakhalin Development As Gray Whales Arrive to Feed

August 5, 2009

The World Wildlife Fund is working to build public pressure to force Exxon-Mobil to suspend development activities near the critically important summer feeding grounds of the dwindling Western gray whale near the Sakhalin oil and gas fields on Russia’s north Pacific coast. ┬áThis spring, other energy companies took to heart the advice of a special […]

Gray Whales Abandoning Crucial Feeding Ground at Sakhalin?

February 19, 2009

It appears that concerns about the impact of a major oil development in the midst of one of the western gray whale’s key feeding grounds are coming to fruition: the World Wildlife Fund is reporting that the critically endangered western Gray whales have largely abandoned a formerly crucial feeding ground near the ever-expanding Sakhalin oil […]

Sakhalin Scientific Panel Cites Failure to do Noise Monitoring as Required

June 13, 2008

A scientific panel charged with overseeing environmental safeguards at the controversial Sakhalin-II oil and gas field off the Russian North Pacific coast has criticized project developers for failure to adhere to two key requirements designed to protect the critically endangered Western gray whales in the area. Speed limits for boats are not being observed, and […]