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From Ben to Beneficial

Michael Brune | Posted 09.17.2015 | Green
Michael Brune

Without realizing it, many of us are helping out the giant corporations that want to extract and burn every last bit of coal, oil, and gas on the planet.

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

The Huffington Post | Kate Sheppard | Posted 09.04.2015 | Politics

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Creating a Vision to Match the Scenery of Our Public Lands

Ellis Richard | Posted 08.27.2015 | Green
Ellis Richard

On several occasions over the past few years, Park Rangers for Our Lands has called on the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) to do a better job of balan...

A Bad Call On Shell

Michael Brune | Posted 07.23.2015 | Green
Michael Brune

Not only do we not need that oil and gas -- we can't even afford to use it if we want to meet the urgent imperative to limit climate disruption.

From Incompetent to Incomprehensible

Michael Brune | Posted 07.17.2015 | Green
Michael Brune

Tomorrow is an Arctic Day of Action to tell President Obama that allowing Royal Dutch Shell (or anyone) to drill in the Arctic is, as Al Gore put it bluntly yesterday, "insane." Time's running out to prevent a three-way collision between the incompetent, the incomparable and the incomprehensible.

Obama and Oil

Michael Brune | Posted 06.01.2015 | Green
Michael Brune

President Obama's own Department of the Interior has already predicted that, if Shell is allowed to proceed with drilling, the likelihood of a large spill is 75 percent. So who's going to clean it up -- and with what completely unproven technology?

Why The East Coast Needs To Pay Attention To The Santa Barbara Oil Spill

Jackie Savitz | Posted 06.01.2015 | Green
Jackie Savitz

It is absurd that the last five years has seen oil extraction returning to previous levels, with rigs drilling even deeper in the Gulf than before the tragedy took place.

Arctic Nightmare

Michael Brune | Posted 05.18.2015 | Green
Michael Brune

When I woke up and realized that Romney had lost the election, I was momentarily relieved. But then the nightmare started all over again. Because everything else really did happen -- only it was President Barack Obama, the man we worked so hard to put in the White House, whose Interior Department decided it would be OK to spill oil in the Arctic.

Kate Sheppard

Obama Administration Approves Shell's Drilling Plan For The Arctic | Kate Sheppard | Posted 05.12.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The Obama administration on Monday granted conditional approval to Shell to begin exploratory drilling in the Arctic, which the Departme...

Deepwater Horizon: Why We Should Not Open New Areas to Drilling

Carl Safina | Posted 06.24.2015 | Green
Carl Safina

How do we know we don't really need this oil? Because the oil companies are lobbying like hell to be allowed to export it. In their unpatriotic multinational way, they are willing to risk America the beautiful and our health for more zeroes on their ledgers. What alternatives do we have?

Obama To Impose Major New Regulations On Drilling

The New York Times | Posted 04.10.2015 | Politics

The Obama administration is planning to impose a major new regulation on offshore oil and gas drilling to try to prevent the kind of explosions that c...

Environmentalists Warn Of Catastrophe As Feds Push For More Oil Drilling

AP | By WAYNE PARRY | Posted 05.18.2015 | Green

ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — Environmentalists say allowing offshore drilling along the U.S. East Coast from northern Virginia to the Georgia-Florida ...

To Drill or Not to Drill, That Is the Question

Subhankar Banerjee | Posted 06.01.2015 | 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.

Fracking To Be Allowed In George Washington National Forest

AP | By BROCK VERGAKIS | Posted 01.18.2015 | Green

NORFOLK, Va. (AP) — Environmentalists and energy boosters alike welcomed a federal compromise announced Tuesday that will allow fracking in the larg...

Colorado's First Couple of Pro-Fracking Front Groups

Jesse Coleman | Posted 08.13.2015 | Green
Jesse Coleman

Colorado has emerged as a key battleground in the national debate over shale drilling and fracking. The state's oil and gas industry has over 50,000 hydraulically fractured wells, and plans to drill many thousands more every year into the foreseeable future.

What a Wonderful Day That Will Be

Lisa Longo | Posted 11.17.2014 | Politics
Lisa Longo

The real revolution happens every year on election day. And one day, I'm going to see millions of American's finally realize that we had the power all along and act accordingly. What a wonderful day that will be.

Environmentalists Call For Health Registry To Track Drilling Threats

AP | PETER JACKSON | Posted 10.19.2014 | Green

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Republican Gov. Tom Corbett's administration said Monday it has enhanced the state health department's handling of complaints...

Everything Is Not Awesome in LEGOland

Travis Nichols | Posted 09.23.2014 | Green
Travis Nichols

Using toys to advertise any kind of product to kids is wrong. But it's particularly harmful to sell children on Shell, a company with a shameful environmental record that plans to drill for oil in the Alaskan Arctic, one of the most vulnerable places on earth.

Obama Administration To Whales, Dolphins: You Go Deaf, We'll Get Oil

Miyoko Sakashita | Posted 09.21.2014 | Green
Miyoko Sakashita

It isn't just the nightmarish consequences of this noise pollution that makes this plan wrong. We know drilling along the Atlantic Coast will mean a higher risk for oil spills, more polluted beaches and waters, more industrial equipment and fewer pristine places for wildlife and people.

Obama Opens East Coast To Oil Exploration For First Time In Decades

AP | JASON DEAREN | Posted 09.17.2014 | Green

ST. AUGUSTINE BEACH, Fla. (AP) — The Obama administration is reopening the Eastern Seaboard to offshore oil and gas exploration, approving seismic s...

Feds Block Drilling On 400,000 Acres To Protect Threatened Bird

AP | NICHOLAS RICCARDI | Posted 08.18.2014 | Green

DENVER (AP) — The federal government this week declared more than 400,000 acres in southwestern Colorado and eastern Utah off-limits to energy explo...

Andrew Perez

Rep. Don Young Says Oil Drilling Regulations Are A 'Hare-Brained Idea' | Andrew Perez | Posted 05.21.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Rep. Don Young (R-Alaska) wants to know who's really behind the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service's decision to consider new regulations on...

Walking, 'Talking' Drilling Rigs Hope To Modernize Fracking

Reuters | Posted 06.15.2014 | Green

By Ernest Scheyder WEST CHESTER, Pennsylvania, April 15 (Reuters) - The backbreaking life of a roughneck, the iconic worker bees of o...

Water Pollution From Drilling Confirmed In At Least Four States

AP | KEVIN BEGOS | Posted 01.23.2014 | Green

PITTSBURGH (AP) — In at least four states that have nurtured the nation's energy boom, hundreds of complaints have been made about well-water contam...

Obama Administration To Decide On Future Of Atlantic Drilling

AP | EMERY P. DALESIO | Posted 02.22.2014 | Green

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Southern politicians and energy industry groups are increasing the push to allow drilling off the U.S. Atlantic Coast for oil a...