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A Political Party Working For Oil Companies -- For Money

Dave Johnson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Dave Johnson

Republicans are insisting that our government give oil companies leases to drill off our shores. We are witnessing an unprecedented joint, coordinate...

Whalers Fear Effects Of Off-Shore Drilling

Eric Kroh | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Eric Kroh

McCain and Obama debate offshore drilling but Alaskan whalers whose families have hunted in Arctic waters for centuries witness the environmental impact firsthand, from inevitable spills to routine sonic bombs.

McCain the Elder

Carl Pope | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Carl Pope

In spite of a huge crisis facing low-income families this winter from the soaring price of heating oil, the Republican Senate leadership even held up approval of financial assistance for these folks.

The Not-So-Great Energy Debate

Jared Bernstein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Jared Bernstein

Big oil et al are not really the "drill" team; it's just a land grab, orchestrated while they still have friends in very high places. And it won't do a damn thing to the price of gas at the pump.

Reading The Pictures: A Crude Salute

Michael Shaw | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Michael Shaw

2008-07-30-mccain_cindy_oilderrick.jpg Conservatives obviously don't get the irony of having their presidential nominee and wife billboarding militarism while standing next to an oil derrick.

If We Drill in the US, We Don't Get the Oil

Cenk Uygur | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Cenk Uygur

Everyone seems to assume that if we drill for oil in the US, we will get the oil and won't be dependent on foreign oil anymore. But we won't get anything, Exxon-Mobil will.

The Oil Crisis Is (Still) Not Like A Toothache: Fighting The "Drill Now" Rhetoric

Martin Bosworth | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Martin Bosworth

Many Americans realize that destroying environmental resources to allow more domestic drilling is a psychological panacea -- a placebo to make us feel like "something is being done."

Lying to Drill the Hole Deeper

A. Siegel | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
A. Siegel

Efforts to increase America's oil production can be part of a holistic energy package, but they should be part of a larger discussion. And they should be grounded in truth.

Drilling - See The Big Picture, Please

Dave Johnson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Dave Johnson

All of a sudden you can't get away from stories about the need to drill for oil in Alaska and off our coasts. So what is going on?

Administration Push For Oil And Gas Drilling Holes In GOP Western Base

Washington Post | Karl Vick | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

The Bush administration's aggressive drive to promote oil and gas drilling on the western slope of the Rocky Mountains has sparked growing anger here ...