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Joe Barton Is the Republican Energy Policy

Taylor Marsh | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Taylor Marsh

The short take on Republican energy policy is sour and simple: let the birds die.

The Real Cost of Cape Wind

Susan Deily-Swearingen | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Susan Deily-Swearingen

I don't see how we can, in good conscience, oppose a project that could lead our country towards a greener economy and lifestyle.

Obama Falls Short on BP Oil Leak in Address

John Dougherty | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
John Dougherty

Breaking the current "fox-guarding-the-henhouse" regulatory structure is essential in meeting the President's laudable goal of creating a renewable energy-based economy.

U.S. Looking To Get More From Oil, Natural Gas Leases

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

WASHINGTON — The Interior Department says it will study how other countries collect oil and natural gas royalties to determine whether the Unite...

Time to Clean House at Department of the Interior

Wenonah Hauter | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Wenonah Hauter

52 days into the disaster, BP still hasn't done their job. Secretary Salazar hasn't done his, either.

Dan Froomkin

Government Raises Estimate Of Oil Flow To 20,000 To 40,000 Barrels A Day, More Or Less | Dan Froomkin | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

The Obama administration has once again increased its estimate of the flow of oil from BP's blown-out well. Three different groups of scientists mak...

Silver Linings in the Muck

William S. Becker | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
William S. Becker

It seems insensitive to talk about silver linings in the middle of the life-killing oil spill in the Gulf. But in fact, there are a couple we should ...

Fire Ken Salazar

Taylor Marsh | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Taylor Marsh

Interior Sect. Ken Salazar isn't the only one to blame in this nightmare of incompetence, but he deserves to be the fall guy, because his lack of leadership at the Interior Dept. is the catalyst that exploded this ecological and economic nightmare.

BP Is Still Pointing Fingers -- Time for Us to Act

Sophie B. Hawkins | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Sophie B. Hawkins

It was just before Earth Day 2010 when the when the BP disaster, a veritable "Chernobyl of the Ocean" and possibly the worst oil spill in human history, erupted.

Why Michael Bennet Will Win the Colorado Senate Race

Nancy Cronk | Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver
Nancy Cronk

Andrew Romanoff will not win; newly appointed US Senator Michael Bennet will win his first race. Here's why.

Can Anyone Explain This Offshore Drilling Decision?

Andrew Winston | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Andrew Winston

I'm completely confused by the decision on offshore drilling, or at least by its timing. I can only come up with a few plausible reasons the President would support this, but none make real sense to me. Here are some lines of logic that some may support...

Obama Says "Offshore It!" We're All For It!

Rick Horowitz | Posted 05.25.2011 | Comedy
Rick Horowitz

Once the president announced on Wednesday that he wanted to go ahead with expanded offshore drilling -- we were only too happy to point out what a wonderful thing this would be.

Can Tom Peters Help Us Find Excellence In An America That Needs To Re-Set Its Thinking?

Steven G. Brant | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Steven G. Brant

I don't see much evidence that those proposing ways to fix what isn't working about America understand what really needs to be done. My concern extends to the biggest "fix what's broken" manager America has: President Barack Obama.

Jason Linkins

SHOCK: Offshore Drilling Decision Seems Unlikely To Result In GOP Support | Jason Linkins | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

As mentioned before, the conventional wisdom on President Obama's decision to backtrack on his previous support for a moratorium on drilling is that h...

Jason Linkins

Obama Announces Drilling Policy In Front Of Toyota Prius Of Fighter Planes | Jason Linkins | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

President Barack Obama, despite having previously supported a moratorium on offshore oil drilling during the 2008 presidential campaign, has announced...

Obama Administration Closes Bush Era Drilling Loophole

AP | PAUL FOY | Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver


Gulf Oil Spill: Ken Salazar Faces Calls For His Resignation

Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

Is Ken Salazar the next head to roll, as a result of the gulf oil disaster? Last week, Elizabeth Birnbaum quit under pressure as head of the Interior ...

Our Generation Screwed Over by Obama's Offshore Drilling Plan

Morgan Goodwin | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Morgan Goodwin

The millennial generation so inspired by Obama to vote in record numbers has the most to lose from the expansion of drilling.

Obama Oil Drilling Plan: East Coast, Alaska Waters Could Open For Drilling

Huffington Post/AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

Scroll down to watch video of President Obama arguing against offshore drilling during his 2008 presidential campaign. (Washington/AP) Reversing a ba...

Obama, Salazar's Alleged Secret Plan For Vermillion Basin National Monument Draws Legislative Response

Denver Daily | Peter Marcus | Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver

The debate over designating new national monuments across the West continues, despite guarantees by President Obama's administration that there is no ...

Obama White House Defends Itself Against James Carville's Oil Spill Criticism

Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

The White House defended itself against James Carville's scathing criticism of the federal response to the BP oil spill Friday. During an Air Force O...

Only Transparency Can Permanently Fix the Mess at the MMS

Karin Lissakers | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Karin Lissakers

The way to clean up the mess in the Interior Department and in our waters is to shine enough light to make dealings between industry and government transparent to all of us.

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.

Bob Abbey New MMS Head: Land Management Chief To Take Over Criticized Drilling Agency

AP | MATTHEW DALY | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

WASHINGTON — The chief of the Interior Department's land management bureau has stepped in to run the much-criticized agency that oversees offsho...

Obama to BP: "Disperse!"

Rick Horowitz | Posted 05.25.2011 | Comedy
Rick Horowitz

High on that list of new actions to deal with the oil-spill crisis, according to well-placed sources, is a plan to drop hundreds of thousands of gallons of chemical dispersant on senior BP executives.