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Arctic Advocates Come to Washington

Cindy Shogan | Posted 04.25.2016 | Green
Cindy Shogan

A caribou trail meanders through sedges alongside the Kongakut River in the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge, Alaska. Dave Shreffler It's that time o...

Protecting Our Rights Isn't a Pipe Dream

Maria Rodale | Posted 03.03.2016 | Green
Maria Rodale

by guest blogger Maya K. van Rossum, the Delaware Riverkeeper Every month, inside the walls of glass and concrete of a Washington, DC, office buildin...

Drilling-Crazy Oklahoma Has Its 12th Earthquake In Less Than A Week

AP/The Huffington Post | Nico Pitney | Posted 01.04.2016 | Politics

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — The state commission that regulates Oklahoma's oil and natural gas industry ordered some injection well operators to reduce was...

An Unbelievable Achievement in the Fight Against Offshore Drilling

Frank Knapp | Posted 10.21.2016 | Green
Frank Knapp

Now every coastal city and town in South Carolina, 100 percent, have come out against offshore exploration and drilling. 100 percent!!!

From Ben to Beneficial

Michael Brune | Posted 09.16.2016 | 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

WASHINGTON -- Secretary of State John Kerry defended the Obama administration's decision to allow Shell to begin exploratory oil drilling in the Arcti...

Creating a Vision to Match the Scenery of Our Public Lands

Ellis Richard | Posted 08.27.2016 | 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 07.23.2016 | 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 07.17.2016 | 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 06.01.2016 | 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 06.01.2016 | 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 05.13.2016 | 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

HuffingtonPost.com | 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...

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.

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.

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.

Andrew Perez

Rep. Don Young Says Oil Drilling Regulations Are A 'Hare-Brained Idea'

HuffingtonPost.com | 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...

U.S. Drilling Boom Leaves Some Homeowners In A Big Hole

Reuters | Posted 02.12.2014 | Green

By Michelle Conlin Dec 12 (Reuters) - When Gary Gless bought his sleek, modernist house in Los Angeles in 2002, he thought he had hit ...

Shell Plans Return To Offshore Drilling In Alaska

Reuters | Posted 02.04.2014 | Green

Dec 4 (Reuters) - Royal Dutch Shell Plc aims to return to Alaskan offshore drilling next July by deploying an upgraded drillship in the Chukchi Sea,...

Energy Bills Would Limit the 'Public' in Our Public Lands

Ann Morgan | Posted 01.26.2014 | Green
Ann Morgan

What happened to the concern for the lands that belong to all Americans?