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Meeting the Cleanup Challenge

XPRIZE | Posted 10.20.2012 | Green

The 2010 Deepwater Horizon incident prompted the X PRIZE Foundation and Wendy Schmidt to invite not just the oil recovery industry, but anyone with imagination and drive to take on a daunting challenge.

Andrea Stone

Always Ready? For Aging Coast Guard Fleet, Not So Much | Andrea Stone | Posted 12.21.2011 | Politics

BALTIMORE -- Cmdr. William Lane climbs down a steep ladder deep within the U.S. Coast Guard Cutter Bear. Stepping over a pipe with paint blistered ...

Are the New Subsea Oilwell Containment Companies Ready? Maybe

Robert L. Cavnar | Posted 05.28.2011 | Green
Robert L. Cavnar

Besides the obvious weaknesses in subsea BOPs, and hence well control, I am concerned about having competing groups doing subsea containment.

Obama Blinks. Deepwater Drilling to Resume

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

On Monday, as we predicted, the Obama administration blinked on deepwater oil and gas development, clearing the way for 16 deepwater projects to resume without environmental review.

Congratulations, America. You Passed Wind.

Ben Carmichael | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Ben Carmichael

For some, it was with a sense of relief that Interior Secretary Ken Salazar passed Cape Wind. For others, it was the latest in a drama that has lasted nearly a decade. Either way, this is a story that blows.

Halliburton and the Upcoming Election

Robert Reich | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Robert Reich

The list of Halliburton's crimes goes on and on. And yet, somehow, it goes on piling up profits. How? Because of its deep connections to Washington. Halliburton isn't on the ballot next Tuesday, but it might as well be.

Too Little, Too Soon: Six Months After the Blowout

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

Here we are, poised to go back into the deepwater, doing the same thing we were doing before the disaster on the Deepwater Horizon, with the same equipment, same rigs, and same systems.

Special Gulf Report From Mother Jones: This Is "Marine Warfare Masquerading As A Cleanup"

Huffington Post | Sara Yin | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

We've all seen the heartbreaking photos of oil-drenched whales, dolphins, seals and other sunlit wildlife affected by the Deepwater Horizon spill, but...

BP Texas City Victims Fight To Overturn 2005 Settelment

Huffington Post | Sara Yin | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

David Leining, a BP worker based in the oil giant's Texas City refinery, was in a construction trailer discussing safety issues of all things when he ...

Getting The Gulf Back to Work: Let's Remove Idle Oil Drilling Structures

Rep. Raúl M. Grijalva | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Rep. Raúl M. Grijalva

The more than 1,000 idle oil rigs and drilling structures in the Gulf of Mexico now provide us with a unique chance to create jobs and open up future economic opportunities throughout the Gulf region.

Most Non-Politically Correct Investments You Can Make (PHOTOS)

Huffington Post | Sara Yin | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

Cigarette makers, war profiteers, oil drillers -- they're great for your bottom line. As Libya endorses BP stock, and others quietly follow suit, ...

Deepwater Has Been Great For Halliburton

Huffington Post | Sara Yin | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

Some companies wear controversy like a good suit. Take Halliburton--this morning, the drilling company reported a whopping 83 percent jump in profits ...

Deepwater Moratorium Becomes "Suspension," But Still Needed

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

I've been saying for weeks now that the US should change its offshore policy to "if you drill here, you live here". How hard is that?

Subsea Drilling: How Do They Work on the Ocean Floor?

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

I've gotten lots of questions the last week about my posts on the BP blowout of their Mississippi Canyon Block 252 well and how they do all the work o...

Oil Spill Disaster Makes it Harder to Pass Clean Energy Bill... Or Easier

Dan Lashof | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Dan Lashof

Expanded offshore drilling was a key sweetener to attract Lindsey Graham and other swing votes to the Senate climate bill. Now that such a provision seems politically toxic, is the bill in jeopardy?

On "Drill, Baby, Drill!"

Eyck Freymann | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Eyck Freymann

From both political and policy perspectives, the "drill, baby, drill" plan is a cheap tactic for short-term points masquerading as long-term planning.

Conservative & Corporate Failure in the Deepwater Disaster

Terrance Heath | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Terrance Heath

The only things more astounding than conservatives' record of failure, are their denials of "personal responsibility" for the ensuing disasters, and t...

Beyond Petroleum

Dan Lashof | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Dan Lashof

This disaster is a tragic reminder that offshore drilling is dirty and dangerous. It leaves no doubt that we need tighter regulation of where and how oil companies drill. But it would be an historic mistake if our response ends there.

Blowout Preventer is "Not Closed, ... is Not Going to Close"

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

It appears as though the containment structure is the only chance BP has of slowing the growth of the spill, at least until they get the well killed by a relief well, or if well bore damage slows the flow by itself.

BP's Dudley Implicitly Supports Deepwater Moratorium

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

Yesterday, Bob Dudley, BP director and new CEO of the company's new Gulf Coast Restoration Organization, sat for a live online interview with Ray Suar...

Marcus Baram

Oil Spill Gulf Of Mexico 2010: Congress Demands Answers From BP, TransOcean As Feds Launch Investigation | Marcus Baram | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

As the massive oil spill caused by the worst rig explosion in decades continues to spread across the Gulf of Mexico, more questions are being raised a...

Lifting the Deepwater Moratorium: Loss of Life Takes Backseat

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

Yesterday a federal judge in New Orleans refused to stay his order lifting a 6 month drilling ban on deepwater drilling that he issued on Tuesday. Ma...

Is the Drilling Moratorium Really Long Enough? No, Not Really

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

Shortly after the BP's Mississippi Canyon Block 252 well blew out, President Obama imposed a six month moratorium on deepwater drilling, pending concl...

Crowd Sourcing a Resolution for the Gulf of Mexico

Ramon Nuez | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Ramon Nuez

This BP-made disaster can not be solved by BP -- it can only be solved through the collective engagement of the problem information.

India's Own Deepwater Moment

Bharati Chaturvedi | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Bharati Chaturvedi

While the world's attention is focused on the terrible oil disaster in the Gulf of Mexico, India is suddenly facing it's own Deepwater Moment. It's co...