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Sarah Palin's Right: You Should Run on Energy

Heather Taylor-Miesle | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Heather Taylor-Miesle

Over the past week, Sarah Palin encouraged Tea-Party candidates to make energy issues a central part of their campaigns. "There's nothing stopping us ...

Cries from the Gulf (VIDEO)

Mike Papantonio | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Mike Papantonio

"Drill Baby Drill" Isn't that what you said? I remember the chill that ran up my spine the first time I heard it. I couldn't imagine that anything more painful would ever fall on my ears. I was wrong.

After the Spill and the Speech

Lincoln Mitchell | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Lincoln Mitchell

If Obama is able to achieve the goals outlined in the speech, he will have succeeded on the energy issue, but the speech itself is certainly not enough.

Sarah Palin Demands Hardball Regulations and a Takeover of BP

Bob Cesca | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Bob Cesca

Yes, seriously. Sarah Palin is in favor of the federal government planting its gigantic boot on the throats of energy companies. She put it in writing.

Jeffrey Toobin on Obama's 'Drill Baby, Drill' Strategy

Alison van Diggelen | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Alison van Diggelen

Instead of Obama simply embracing a "drill baby drill" stance, Jeffrey Toobin suggests, "there may be some larger game at work."

Green News Report -- June 3, 2010 (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: Latest on the...

Offshore Rigs: Pragmatism and Abhorrence

Janet Ritz | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Janet Ritz

Unlike many of my colleagues, I was not all that surprised by President Obama's announcement that he will open up specific locations to offshore drill...

...While the Oil Gushes

Tina Dupuy | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Tina Dupuy

The term "deep water" usually means you're in trouble and "horizon" is what lies ahead. So the ill-fated drilling rig Deepwater Horizon, is aptly named. Doom has arrived on our shores and our prospects are tacky with tar balls.

Six Things to Do Now About the BP Gulf Disaster

Sarah van Gelder | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Sarah van Gelder

Instead of sitting helplessly on the sidelines, here are things every American can do. BP has failed repeatedly to stop the gushing oil disaster in t...

The Oil Spill and the Republicans

Robert Creamer | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Robert Creamer

It turns out that -- in practice -- the Republican convention chant, "drill baby drill" really meant "spill baby spill." Many rank and file Republicans may not have intended it that way, but that's exactly the way it turned out.

Would President Obama Trade Drill, Baby Drill for Health Care Votes?

Michael Kieschnick | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Michael Kieschnick

There is no doubt that President Obama realizes that reversing our drilling policy will produce little or no oil or gas for many years. Indeed, this is a bad idea from every perspective.

Drill, Barack, Drill: Obama Reverses Position On Offshore Drilling (VIDEO)

The Huffington Post | Ben Craw | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

President Obama announced today a new energy policy that will open up waters along the southern Atlantic coastline, the eastern Gulf of Mexico, and pa...

Strict Ideology Wilts Under the Weight of Reality

Byron Williams | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Byron Williams

Kentucky's Republican nominee for the open U.S. Senate seat, Rand Paul, in his best Ayn Rand objectivist viewpoint, concluded private businesses shoul...

Oil Spill: 5 New Rules and Regulations for Talking About BP Disaster

Katie Halper | Posted 05.25.2011 | Comedy
Katie Halper

Automatically blaming Halliburton every time you hear of a preventable fatal tragedy due to cutting corners and saving money or a rape cover-up is not paranoia or a knee-jerk reaction. It is a statistical probability.

GOP Hypocrisy Has Been Exposed by the BP Oil Disaster

Mitchell Bard | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Mitchell Bard

What's most politically disturbing about the gulf spill is the cowardice of the right in failing to take any responsibility for its positions. Let us not forget the primary plank of the 2008 GOP platform: "Drill baby, drill!"

GOP Wants a Country by Corporations for Corporations

Leo W. Gerard | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Leo W. Gerard

Rand simply said what Republicans believe -- that this country should focus on promoting corporations and those corporations should have privileges, but not responsibilities.

PolluterHarmony VIDEO: Rex and Bob -- An Offshore Drilling Love Affair

Kert Davies | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Kert Davies

To make sure our Senators and Governors know what they can expect from a relationship with Big Oil, here's the latest Polluterharmony love story.2010-03-26-mahmoud.jpg

From Built to Spill to "Bridge Over Troubled Water": A Playlist for BP

David Wild | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
David Wild

Seeing that horrifying video of BP's oil spill was a sickening experience. So here's some music for BP to put on their big hit video, or just to choke on as this disaster continues. And if you ever screamed "Drill, Baby, Drill," then this one's for you too.

California Activists Raise Awareness About Offshore Drilling Threat

Stefanie Sekich | Posted 05.25.2011 | Los Angeles
Stefanie Sekich

The fact that President Obama asked us to make "tough decisions about offshore oil and gas" in his State of the Union should give us great pause.

"Drill, Baby, Drill" Won't Give Us the Energy We Need

John DeCock | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
John DeCock

Of all the dirty, inefficient energy ideas out there, offshore drilling stands out as the one that, in spite of the damage it would do, cannot even contribute materially to generating the energy we need.

Nature on Its Own

Gary Hart | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Gary Hart

As there are born liberals and born conservatives, I've come to believe that some of us have an instinct to protect nature and some do not.

Newt Gingrich 'Sharing Resources, Coordinating Efforts' With Oil Lobby

Think Progress | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

API and Newt GingrichNewt Gingrich, through his political attack group "American Solutions for Winning the Future" (ASWF), has organized tea party pro...

Alaska is the New-New Jersey

Chris Holt | Posted 05.25.2011 | Comedy
Chris Holt

On behalf of The NJ Tourist Bureau, we write to inform you that, thanks to Sarah Palin, you are officially more of a joke than the Garden State. We're as shocked as you are.

Prescriptions for Mending Broken Government and Averting Spiritual Death

Qanta Ahmed, MD | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Qanta Ahmed, MD

While ending America's wars sounds logical and direct, I am beginning to doubt I will ever see this in my lifetime, as long or short as it may be. The country has become inextricably engaged in these conflicts.

Obama, Palin, Copenhagen: The End Of Drinkable Water?

Steven Solomon | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Steven Solomon

Those committed to doing the planet's serious business should stay focused on one, often overlooked but trackable key factor of climate change--the pivotal role of water.