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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.

How the Deepwater Horizon Disaster Gave One Scientist New Direction

The Conversation US | Posted 12.29.2016 | Green
The Conversation US

Corals are fascinating animals. Just like there would be no forests without trees, there would be no coral reefs without corals.

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?

A Zero Emissions Manifesto for the Climate Justice Movement

Tom Weis | Posted 11.11.2014 | Green
Read More: Google, Congress, Ipcc Report, Department of Defense, Peru, Fracking, Austin, E.O. Wilson, Greenpeace, Fossil Fuel Divestment, Christiana Figueres, Ban Ki-Moon, Friends of the Earth, Scotland, Discrimination, National Renewable Energy Lab, Al Gore, Lester Brown, Bill Mckibben, San Francisco, Pentagon, Jeffrey Sachs, Copenhagen 2009, Microsoft, Russian Roulette, Nsa Spying, Schleswig-Holstein, Zero Waste, Carbon Neutral, Prince Charles, Jimmy Carter, National Security Agency, Greenhouse Gas Emissions, World War II, Co2 Emissions, Seismic Testing, Costa Rica, President Obama, Tokelau, Penn State University, South Dakota, Iceland, Solar Energy, Communities of Color, Fossil Fuels, Poland, Slavery, Munich, Wave Power, Justice, Sweden, Nsa, Civil War, Ipcc, Plan B, Denmark, New York City, Energy Efficiency, Segregation, Keystone XL Pipeline, Jfk, Mass Extinction, Iowa, Coal Plants, Co2, White House, Children, Epa, Michael Mann, Conservation, House Republicans, Civil Rights, Mountaintop Removal, Germany, National Security, Asthma, Generation Change, Forests, Copenhagen, People's Climate March, Moon Landing, Climate, Electric Vehicles, Keystone Pipeline, Industrial Hemp, Barack Obama, Deutsche Bank, Cia, Climate Justice, Deepwater Drilling, Green Industrial Revolution, James Hansen, China, Organic Farming, Mass Transit, Un Climate Summit, United Nations, Renewable Energy, Phillipines, US Energy, Desmond Tutu, Paris, Tar Sands, House Democrats, Kyoto Protocol, China Greenhouse Gases, Stanford University, Boulder Colorado, Zero Emissions, Arctic Drilling, Civil Rights Movement, Carbon Dioxide, Maldives, Wind Energy, Climate Chaos, Bill Gates, Kofi Annan, Keystone XL, British Labour Party, Jim Crow, Wall Street, Angel Gurria, Bicycles, Tidal Power, Geothermal Energy, American Wind Energy Association, Green News
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.

Kate Sheppard

The Deal That Would Mean More Drilling In The Gulf Of Mexico | Kate Sheppard | Posted 12.12.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -– The bipartisan budget deal unveiled Tuesday night includes a provision that would open up new parts of the Gulf of Mexico for oil and ...

Oil Executives, Experts Testify As 2010 Spill Trial Continues

Susan Buchanan | Posted 05.09.2013 | Green
Susan Buchanan

(This article is published in "The Louisiana Weekly" in the March 11, 2013 edition.) In the second week of a milestone spill trial at U.S. District ...

Sam Stein

BP's Influence Peddling Bears Fruit In Congress | Sam Stein | Posted 03.12.2012 | Politics

As millions of barrels of oil began pouring into the Gulf of Mexico in April 2010, Democratic lawmakers began asking the question: what was the proper...

Sam Stein

Oil Spill Liability Laws Remain Unchanged But BP Clears Hurdle For More Gulf Drilling | Sam Stein | Posted 12.21.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON D.C. -- The Obama administration is set to allow BP to resume exploratory drilling in the Gulf of Mexico roughly a year-and-a-half after th...

The "Friday Syndrome" and Gulf Oil Drilling

Jackie Savitz | Posted 10.22.2011 | Green
Jackie Savitz

In case you were lucky enough to have already left for the weekend, take note: the Obama administration will sell more leases for offshore oil and gas drilling in the Gulf of Mexico in spite of the risk of another major spill.

John Rudolf

Department Of Justice Investigates BP For Faulty Oil Spill Estimates | John Rudolf | Posted 10.21.2011 | Green

On April 25, 2010, BP assured the Gulf Coast that a disaster wasn't unfolding. Five days earlier, the Deepwater Horizon, a BP-leased rig in the Gul...

Fire on the Horizon

John Konrad | Posted 06.19.2011 | Green
John Konrad

The investigations into the Deepwater Horizon rig's demise over the one year since that tragedy have all pointed toward the corrupting influence of the same forces I experienced first hand working for the same company.

Sam Stein

One Year After BP, Congress Has Yet To Change Oil Spill Liability Cap | Sam Stein | Posted 06.18.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- One year after a disastrous months-long oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico, Congress remains mired in disagreement over how much money vict...

Interior Secretary: 'Absolutely' No BP Deal On Deepwater Drilling

Reuters | Posted 06.04.2011 | Business

MEXICO CITY/WASHINGTON - The U.S. interior secretary on Monday rejected media reports that BP was striking a deal to resume deepwater drilling in the ...

Tests on BP Well Blowout Preventer Confirm Redesign a Necessity

Robert L. Cavnar | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Robert L. Cavnar

The US government is currently issuing permits to drill knowing full well that operators are using blowout preventers that are insufficiently designed to shut in blown out deepwater wells.

Green News Report: March 1, 2011 (Audio)

Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen

TWITTER: @GreenNewsReport. The 'GNR' is also now available on your cell phone via Stitcher Radio's mobile app!. IN TODAY'S RADIO REPORT: Dems call f...

Missed Opportunity: Spill Commission Rejected by Drillers

Robert L. Cavnar | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Robert L. Cavnar

Because the administration made little more than a token effort to include influential industry representatives on the oil spill commission, the results are predictable. The industry will reject the report's important conclusions.

What's in and What's out in the Oil Damaged Gulf

Rocky Kistner | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Rocky Kistner

We have permitted the oil and gas industry to maintain a strangle-hold on our politicians and block clean energy solutions that will not only create new jobs but make the planet healthier for us all.

Finding our Fossil Fuel Fix: Hydrofracking, Deepwater Drilling and Mountain Top Removal

Steven Cohen | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Steven Cohen

Hydrofracking, a method of injecting water, sand and chemicals into rock formations 8,000 feet deep in order to extract natural gas, is becoming a maj...

Sam Stein

Gibbs: Sen. Landrieu's Taking Hostage Of OMB Nominee 'Sad' and 'Outrageous' | Sam Stein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

White House Press Secretary Robert Gibbs took aim at Senator Mary Landrieu (D-La) on Thursday, calling her decision to block the nomination of the nex...

Deepwater Drilling Ban Costs 23,000 Oil Jobs

Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

WASHINGTON (Associated Press) - The deepwater drilling moratorium in the Gulf of Mexico costs at least 23,000 jobs, according to a federal document th...

Appeals Court Postpones Hearing On Drilling Ban

Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

NEW ORLEANS (Associated Press) - A federal appeals court has postponed a hearing on an overturned six-month moratorium on deepwater drilling. The mor...

Sam Stein

Obama Looking At Multiple Options - Including A Stay - To Keep Drilling Moratorium | Sam Stein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

The Obama administration is considering a host of options, including seeking a stay from the U.S. Court for the Eastern District of Louisiana, in orde...

DK Matai | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
DK Matai

Editor's Note: This post has been removed from the Huffington Post....

Some House Republicans Have Gone Off the Deep End: Plan to Ask for Deepwater Drilling to Resume

Heather Taylor-Miesle | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Heather Taylor-Miesle

In a few hours, the House Republicans will hold a press conference at the Capitol to call for an END TO THE MORATORIUM on deepwater drilling.

New Exxon Blog: Don't Worry About Safety At The Other 14,000 Deepwater Oil Wells

Mother Jones | Josh Harkinson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

Breaking news: You need not worry about the safety of offshore oil drilling. How do I know this? Well, let's just say a hat tip is in order for Exxon'...