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Arctic Drilling

It's Time to Take Arctic Drilling Off the Table

Cindy Shogan | Posted 04.07.2015 | Green
Cindy Shogan

Earlier this week, the U.S. Department of the Interior swung the door wide open to drilling in the remote waters of the iconic Arctic Ocean when it announced that it was reaffirming controversial Bush-era leases for the Chukchi Sea - a lease sale referred to as Lease Sale 193.

Shell and High Water: Seattle Takes a Stand

KC Golden | Posted 03.14.2015 | Green
KC Golden

There is still time to affirm that we do have better ways to create good jobs and shared, sustainable prosperity.... that our community is in many ways defined by that better way.

Why Follow Russia's Folly?

Stacy Bare | Posted 03.11.2015 | Green
Stacy Bare

Why not instead create better investment opportunities for renewable and alternate energy resources, as well as technologies that are increasingly less dependent on oil? If we can do that and flood the market with these technologies, would we achieve the same result?

To Drill or Not to Drill, That Is the Question

Subhankar Banerjee | Posted 03.03.2015 | Politics
Subhankar Banerjee

The major oil company Royal Dutch Shell wants to drill in the Chukchi Sea this summer and that could, in the long term, spell doom for one of the last great, relatively untouched oceanic environments on the planet.

Environmental Groups Sue Port Of Seattle

Reuters | Posted 03.03.2015 | Green

SEATTLE, March 2 (Reuters) - A coalition of environmental groups sued the Port of Seattle on Monday to stop the lease of a terminal to Royal Dutch S...

Arctic Ocean Shoal Declared Off-Limits To Oil Drilling

AP | By DAN JOLING | Posted 04.13.2015 | Green

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — A plateau on the Arctic Ocean floor, where thousands of Pacific walrus gather to feed and raise pups, has received new prot...

How You Can #SaveTheArctic With Your #WorstJoke

Travis Nichols | Posted 04.12.2015 | Green
Travis Nichols

Greenpeace supporters know this is the fight of a generation, and they see what's happening in the Arctic right now as a turning point in the fight against fossil fuels. That's why millions of people around the world have become Arctic defenders, with more joining every day.

A Week of Madness: Shell, KXL and the Arctic Auction

Annie Leonard | Posted 04.01.2015 | Green
Annie Leonard

The past week has been quite the roller coaster for folks who care about the fate of the Arctic.

The Climate Post: U.S.-India Climate Agreement Less Substantive Than U.S.-China Climate Deal

Tim Profeta | Posted 03.31.2015 | Green
Tim Profeta

Rather than committing India to cap its emissions, the U.S.-India deal called for "enhancing bilateral climate change cooperation" in advance of the United Nations effort to reach an international agreement on emissions and finance in Paris in December.

Why Is the 'Climate President' Approving More Oil Drilling?

Miyoko Sakashita | Posted 03.29.2015 | Green
Miyoko Sakashita

Last week, President Obama rightly declared in his State of the Union address: "No challenge poses a greater threat to future generations than climate change." This week, the Obama administration announced plans open up the Atlantic Ocean to oil and gas drilling.

Kate Sheppard

Obama Administration Outlines New Proposal For Offshore Oil And Gas Leasing

HuffingtonPost.com | Kate Sheppard | Posted 01.27.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The Obama administration released a draft of a five-year plan for oil and gas lease sales on Tuesday that would open areas of the Atlant...

Obama plan to block ANWR development draws swift backlash from Alaska leaders

Alaska Dispatch News | Posted 03.28.2015 | Politics
Alaska Dispatch News

President Barack Obama said Sunday that he planned to ask Congress to declare much of the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge as wilderness, including its...

Obama Should Designate Marine National Monuments In Alaska

Richard Steiner | Posted 03.04.2015 | Green
Richard Steiner

While political and business interests in Alaska are likely to oppose such new federal marine protections, it is important to note that federal waters off Alaska are co-owned an co-managed by all Americans, and all Americans have a say in their management.

Doug Ose Was Dirty Then, Dirty Now; Bera Is Running Clean (CA-07)

Heather Taylor-Miesle | Posted 12.30.2014 | Politics
Heather Taylor-Miesle

The incumbent is a freshman who is looking ahead to innovative, clean energy sources of the future. The challenger is a former congressman from a previous generation whose views on climate change and fossil energy are almost as old as the fuels themselves.

'Green News Report' - October 21, 2014

Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen | Posted 12.21.2014 | Green
Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen

The Green News Report is also available via... IN TODAY'S RADIO REPORT: Republican candidates continue to dodge the climate change question; Mo...

A Zero Emissions Manifesto for the Climate Justice Movement

Tom Weis | Posted 11.11.2014 | Green
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Tom Weis

Top military experts and government institutions like the U.S. Department of Defense and National Intelligence Council warn that climate destabilization threatens our national security, yet global emissions just keep going up.

Greenpeace To Shell: Stop 'Polluting Our Kids' Imaginations'

The Huffington Post | Katherine Boehrer | Posted 07.11.2014 | Green

Greenpeace’s most recent video targets popular toy brand Lego for its partnership with Shell. Though it begins innocently enough, panning over a Leg...

The New North

Peter Neill | Posted 08.16.2014 | Green
Peter Neill

The new north -- a phrase that slowly seeps into the geopolitical discussion and suggests that in the changes, overt and still to come, in the norther...

Lt. Governor Candidate Says State Should 'Invade' Arctic Refuge

The Huffington Post | Kate Sheppard | Posted 05.20.2014 | Politics

Dan Sullivan, the mayor of Anchorage and a Republican primary candidate in the Alaska lieutenant governor's race, has a plan for the much-contested Ar...

Democratic Senator Releases Pro-Arctic-Drilling Ad On Earth Day

The Huffington Post | Amanda Terkel | Posted 04.22.2014 | Politics

As the world celebrates Earth Day, Sen. Mark Begich (D-Alaska) is out with a new ad touting his support for oil drilling in the Arctic Ocean. In th...

Four Years Later, Full Effects Of Deepwater Horizon Still Unknown

Cindy Shogan | Posted 06.17.2014 | Green
Cindy Shogan

No matter what BP is saying, the oil is still not gone -- it still lingers, impacting wildlife and the lives that depend upon it.

President Obama, Put the Arctic Off-Limits to Big Oil

Robert Redford | Posted 12.19.2014 | Green
Robert Redford

Four years ago this week, BP's Deepwater Horizon drill platform exploded. Eleven workers died that day. Their bodies were never found. Over the next 87 days, 210 million gallons of oil gushed into the Gulf of Mexico. It fouled fishing grounds, ravaged the coastline, and shut down tourism. The world got an ugly look at some of the terrible hidden costs of fossil fuels. Spill-related health problems plague the people and the wildlife of the Gulf to this very day. I personally hoped that we, as a nation, would quickly learn from this tragedy and move swiftly to prevent a repeat disaster in our most vulnerable coastal environments. So it boggles the mind that Shell Oil is still determined to drill in one of the most fragile and remote ecosystems on Earth: the Arctic Ocean -- the last bastion of America's polar bears, endangered bowhead whales and other rare wildlife.

There's More Good News For The Arctic

Ted Danson | Posted 02.26.2014 | Green
Ted Danson

Alaska has already seen more than its fair share of oil disasters, and drilling in the Arctic will inevitably bring another spill. We ask you, do we really need another Exxon Valdez?

Arctic Withdrawal?

David Burwell | Posted 04.14.2014 | Green
David Burwell

The challenges of drilling for oil in the Arctic can be summed up in two words: timing and risk. It now seems that these two factors are driving companies elsewhere.

The Climate Post: Obama Promises Strong Action on Climate Change, Energy Independence in State of the Union Address

Tim Profeta | Posted 04.02.2014 | Green
Tim Profeta

In his 2014 State of the Union Address, President Barack Obama took just 5 minutes of the 65-minute speech to cover energy and environment issues. He ...