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Environmental Groups Hope Oil Spill Will Help Build Momentum For Offshore Drilling Ban

Roll Call | Bennett Roth | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

The devastating oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico has energized environmental groups that believe they may finally gain some traction on Capitol Hill af...

BP's Dudley Implicitly Supports Deepwater Moratorium

Robert L. Cavnar | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Robert L. Cavnar

Yesterday, Bob Dudley, BP director and new CEO of the company's new Gulf Coast Restoration Organization, sat for a live online interview with Ray Suar...

Green News Report: June 29, 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: Hurricane sea...

Hands Across the Sand Movement Makes a Bold Visual Statement Against Offshore Drilling

Zach Weisberg | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact
Zach Weisberg

Hands Across the Sand mobilized beachgoers in 860 different locations worldwide to make a bold, yet peaceful visual statement in protest of careless offshore drilling

Lifting the Deepwater Moratorium: Loss of Life Takes Backseat

Robert L. Cavnar | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Robert L. Cavnar

Yesterday a federal judge in New Orleans refused to stay his order lifting a 6 month drilling ban on deepwater drilling that he issued on Tuesday.&nbs...

Arbitrary and Capricious

Edward Flattau | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Edward Flattau

Judge Feldman decided in favor of several oil-related businesses that brought a suit to block the federal government's six month moratorium on Gulf of Mexico deep water drilling in the wake of the calamitous BP oil spill.

Sam Stein

Judge Denies Obama Administration's Request For Stay On Deepwater Drilling Moratorium, Another Attempt Coming | Sam Stein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

The Obama administration was dealt a minor setback on Thursday when a local judge denied its attempts to legally continue a moratorium on deepwater dr...

Lucia Graves

Judge Who Lifted Moratorium Tied To Offshore Drilling Companies | Lucia Graves | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

The federal judge who lifted Obama's six-month drilling moratorium had interests in Transocean and a number of other offshore energy companies, accord...

Have You Marked September 26th on Your Calendar? You Should.

Hagit Ofran | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Hagit Ofran

If the settlement moratorium on Gaza is not extended, these past 10 months will have had no significance on the ground.

Protect Environment and Protect Jobs: During "Moratorium", A Rescue Well for Every Production Well

Paul Abrams | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Paul Abrams

It is not necessary to choose between protecting the environment with a brief moratorium on off-shore drilling, and protecting jobs of rig-workers. We can do both. Require a rescue well to be drilled for every currently producing well.

Greasing the Wheels to Get At the Whales

Wayne Pacelle | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Wayne Pacelle

Even though young people in Japan are hardly interested in eating whale meat, the government is still committed to killing whales, and seeks each year greater validation from the IWC for its currently unauthorized whale-killing gambits.

Is the Drilling Moratorium Really Long Enough? No, Not Really

Robert L. Cavnar | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Robert L. Cavnar

Shortly after the BP's Mississippi Canyon Block 252 well blew out, President Obama imposed a six month moratorium on deepwater drilling, pending concl...

Whales Worth More Alive: Uphold the Moratorium Against Whale Hunting

Brenda Peterson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Brenda Peterson

The U.S. still has time to decide to uphold the moratorium on whale hunting. Are we willing to stand up for a future ocean that is bountiful and healthy for future generations of humans and whales?

While Australia Leads for Whales, U.S. Lags

Wayne Pacelle | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Wayne Pacelle

Humane Society International and The Humane Society of the United States, together with actor Pierce Brosnan and his wife, Keely Shaye Smith, are aski...

My Industry -- the Oil Industry -- Should Be Ashamed of Itself

Robert L. Cavnar | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Robert L. Cavnar

It's time for the industry to get on the right side of reform and improvements, not taking our usual negative positions, wielding our army of lobbyists, having to be dragged by the hair to do the right thing.

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 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...

Earmark Rule Changes: Lobbyists Scrambling To Keep Money Flowing

New York Times | ERIC LICHTBLAU | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Jolted by a sudden tightening of the rules, lobbyists and military contractors who have long relied on lucrative earmarks from Congress ...

Lobbying & Universal Health Care

Dr. Susan Corso | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Dr. Susan Corso

A one-year moratorium on lobbying would help change the debate from universal health insurance to actual universal health care.