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Arctic Drilling

Obama Administration Blocks Arctic Oil Drilling Through 2022

The Huffington Post | Chris DAngelo | Posted 11.20.2016 | Green

Further cementing President Barack Obama’s climate legacy, the Department of the Interior announced on Friday its intent to ban oil drilling in the ...

New movie "Deepwater Horizon" highlights threat of offshore oil drilling

Andrew Sharpless | Posted 09.30.2016 | Green
Andrew Sharpless

Six years ago, the BP Deepwater Horizon oil rig exploded and sank into the Gulf of Mexico, killing 11 workers and spewing more than 200 million gallon...

Flipping the coin for the Arctic

Daniel Mittler | Posted 05.25.2016 | Green
Daniel Mittler

The tide is turning on Arctic protection. Actors that you may not have expected to play a role, are now stepping up to protect the Arctic; to embrace ...

Leave Arctic Oil Under the Seafloor

Carl Safina | Posted 04.19.2016 | Green
Carl Safina

We need to make the transition to a clean energy economy and we must do it now by taking special places off the table, protecting them from risky and dangerous drilling.

Justin Trudeau: Putin Doesn't Determine Who Owns North Pole

The Huffington Post | Ryan Grenoble | Posted 03.07.2016 | World

A country's geographic boundaries should be set by cartographers and scientists, not politicians, Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said Monday. ...

Corporate Accountability

Peter Neill | Posted 02.24.2016 | Green
Peter Neill

We are accountable for our decisions, our investments, our respect for law, and our moral choices. Every day would seem, then, to be a moving calculation of multiple accountabilities - a ledger of life, with surpluses and, yes, deficits.

7 Artists: On the Arctic

Louisiana Channel | Posted 12.10.2015 | Arts
Louisiana Channel

Follow us to one of the most fascinating yet endangered places on Earth. While politicians discuss climate change, we have asked seven artists about their relation to and work within the Arctic.

Obama’s 2-Year Halt On Arctic Drilling Still Leaves The Waters In Jeopardy

TakePart | Jade Walker | Posted 10.19.2015 | Politics

The White House’s announcement will keep drill rigs out of the Arctic for the next two years....

Shell Gives Arctic a Break: What Will We Do With It?

Frances Beinecke | Posted 09.30.2016 | Green
Frances Beinecke

Will we preserve these pristine waters once and for all and accelerate the shift to cleaner energy resources? Or will we continue letting oil companies go to the ends of the earth and deepen our dependence on polluting fossil fuels?

President Obama's Mortal Sin

Bianca Jagger | Posted 09.15.2016 | Green
Bianca Jagger

President Obama must know that it is impossible to protect the Arctic while allowing Shell to drill for oil 70 miles off the coast of Alaska. He cannot have it both ways. His policies and proclamations are irreconcilable.

Yes Mr. President, Arctic Oil Is A Climate Change Issue

Tim Donaghy | Posted 09.10.2016 | Green
Tim Donaghy

Obama has done more than any previous president to restrict greenhouse gas emissions, but his administration remains stuck in a contradictory policy of promoting fossil fuel extraction that threatens to "lock-in" decades of emissions that we can't afford.

Kerry On Arctic: 'We're Not Going To Suddenly Be Weaned From Oil'

The Huffington Post | Kate Sheppard | Posted 09.04.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Secretary of State John Kerry defended the Obama administration's decision to allow Shell to begin exploratory oil drilling in the Arcti...

The Climate Post: Obama Talks Climate, Oil Drilling

Tim Profeta | Posted 09.03.2016 | Green
Tim Profeta

This week, delegates met in Bonn, Germany, to take steps to create a workable draft for a deal. The hope is that the agreement will show just how much pollution will be cut and exactly how much money rich nations will offer poorer countries to deal with their own growing energy and climate adaptation needs.

Maddow: Is Obama Being Hypocritical On Climate Change?

The Huffington Post | Judah Robinson | Posted 09.01.2015 | Media

President Barack Obama's trip to Alaska to push for action on climate change is being met with a bit of backlash not only from environmental groups, b...

In Alaska, Obama Highlights Climate Change While His Decisions Draw Accusations Of 'Hypocrisy'

The Huffington Post | Kate Sheppard | Posted 09.01.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- As President Barack Obama visits Alaska this week, he is facing criticism and outright outrage from environmental advocates who say his ...

Our Future Generations Can Teach Us a Thing or Two About Arctic Drilling

Cindy Shogan | Posted 08.28.2016 | Green
Cindy Shogan

Last week, President Obama made a terribly risky decision for the Arctic. His administration cleared the final hurdle that allows for drilling into oil-bearing zones in the Arctic Ocean, approving one of Shell Oil's modified drilling permits for the Chukchi Sea.

Shell Leaves ALEC, Is Still Terrible

Derrick Crowe | Posted 08.27.2016 | Green
Derrick Crowe

Shell's extraction from ALEC is part of a larger ongoing effort to position the company as concerned about the environment, responsible, and supportive of efforts to mitigate climate change. Don't believe it for a second.

There's An Imam In My Kayak

Mitzi Simmons | Posted 08.24.2016 | Politics
Mitzi Simmons

As a good crew mate, I want the president to see the hole in his "survival suit" -- and our own. That his climate change legacy, the President's concern for a warming and imperiled planet -- especially the belief that we can do something about it -- are inconsistent with Arctic drilling.

Obama Administration Gives Mixed Messages On Climate Change

The Huffington Post | Jared Greenhouse | Posted 08.21.2015 | Politics

The Obama administration gave final approval on Monday to Shell to resume exploratory drilling for oil in the Arctic Ocean for the first time since 20...

Coldfoot, Deadhorse: Alaska's Arctic Far North on the Looney Front, Part 1

Mike Arkus | Posted 08.20.2016 | Travel
Mike Arkus

Here I am in the large collection of packing cases that goes for the Prudhoe Bay Hotel, about 300 miles north of the Arctic Circle, with nothing to do for the next three hours before the flight on to Barrow, flogging the proverbial dead horse.

Hillary Clinton Breaks With Obama Over Arctic Drilling

The Huffington Post | Samantha Lachman | Posted 08.18.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton has agreed with the vast majority of President Barack Obama's policies, but in a Tweet...

Shell Officially Allowed To Drill In The Arctic

Reuters | Marina Fang | Posted 08.17.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The Obama administration granted Royal Dutch Shell final clearance on Monday to resume drilling for oil and gas in the environm...

Obama To Visit Alaska, But Enviros Cry Foul Over Arctic Drilling

The Huffington Post | Kate Sheppard | Posted 08.20.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- President Barack Obama is traveling to Alaska later this month to visit the front lines of climate change, which he called "one of the g...

Civic Disobedience and Climate Change

Marilyn Sewell | Posted 08.05.2016 | Religion
Marilyn Sewell

Is the practice of civil disobedience justified, in regard to climate change? Unlike war and racism, the effects of global warming are neither clear nor immediate -- though in fact the danger is quickly becoming clearer, as California dries up and wild fires run through the West.

Blockade of Shell Icebreaker: A Human Tipping Point in Pacific Northwest?

Daphne Wysham | Posted 07.31.2016 | Green
Daphne Wysham

Members of the Climate Action Coalition in Portland, OR, together with Greenpeace activists made history on July 30 when they forced the MSV Fennica, Shell Oil's Arctic icebreaker, to stand down, delaying its departure by approximately 40 hours.