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Obama Offshore Drilling

U.S. Moves One Step Closer To Offshore Drilling Along East Coast

The Huffington Post | Nick Visser | Posted 02.27.2014 | Green

The oil and gas industry is one step closer toward drilling off the East Coast of the United States after a decades-long moratorium. On Thursday, t...

Lucia Graves

Obama Takes To Nevada And Colorado To Talk Energy, Expanding Drilling In The Gulf | Lucia Graves | Posted 03.27.2012 | Green

WASHINGTON -- President Barack Obama will double down on his "all-of-the-above" energy strategy on Thursday when he announces the Interior Department'...

North Sea Spill Reveals Risks of Drilling in the More Remote, Less Regulated Arctic

Frances Beinecke | Posted 10.19.2011 | Green
Frances Beinecke

Drilling in the inhospitable waters of the Arctic Oceans presents far more logistical and environmental challenges than the well-charted North Sea and Gulf of Mexico.

A Return to Common Sense for Our Coasts

Ted Danson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Ted Danson

I haven't heard news this good in a long time. The Obama administration's announcement to protect the Eastern Gulf of Mexico and both coasts from offshore drilling is a massive win for our oceans and every living thing that relies on them.

Obama Administration Issues NEW Offshore Drilling Moratorium

Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

WASHINGTON (AP) -- The Obama administration is issuing a new moratorium on deep-water offshore drilling and it's no longer based on water depth. Inte...

MoveOn Ad Urges Obama To Stop Future Offshore Drilling (VIDEO)

Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

Activists opposed to new offshore drilling projects are seeing the Gulf coast oil spill as a call to action, using the crisis to urge President Obama ...

The Misfortunates: Obama and Offshore Drilling

Jacob Heilbrunn | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Jacob Heilbrunn

Obama thought he was being oh-so-clever by embracing offshore testing and drilling along the Atlantic coast. Now that oil is gushing out of the Gulf of Mexico, the oiliness of that decision is patent.

Nobody Knows the Trouble We'll See

James Moore | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
James Moore

BP, which has been marketing itself as an energy company "beyond petroleum," is setting loose upon the planet what is quickly turning into humankind's worst environmental disaster.

New Offshore Drilling Projects ON HOLD, White House Says (VIDEO)

Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

WASHINGTON (AP)— President Barack Obama on Friday, in a largely symbolic gesture, promised that no new offshore oil drilling leases will be issued u...

Sam Stein

Gulf Oil Spill Could Impact Obama's Offshore Drilling Plan, Says White House | Sam Stein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

White House advisers acknowledged on Thursday that a massive oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico could force the president to reconsider plans to open coa...

Gulf Oil Spill Gives Senators Pause On Energy And Climate Bill

The New York Times | JOHN M. BRODER | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

WASHINGTON -- The loss of life and the looming ecological catastrophe from the oil rig explosion in the Gulf of Mexico have piled political complicati...

Dan Froomkin

Obama's Speech: Not The Turning Point He Had In Mind | Dan Froomkin | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

The most depressing thing about President Obama's profoundly underwhelming speech Tuesday night was that the White House thought it would change every...

Al Gore Expresses Disapproval Of Obama's Offshore Drilling Plan

Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Al Gore and his group, the Alliance for Climate Protection, think President Obama's decision to pursue offshore oil drilling is a bad idea and they're...

Obama Administration Pushing To Reopen New Offshore Drilling Exploration In Shallow Waters

Wall Street Journal | By LAURA MECKLER and JONATHAN WEISMAN | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

WASHINGTON--The Obama administration, facing rising anger on the Gulf Coast over the loss of jobs and income from a drilling moratorium, said Monday t...

Obama on Energy: Two Steps Forward, One Big Step Back

Erich Pica | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Erich Pica

The Obama administration's decision to open 167 million acres of pristine ocean to drilling is poor policy. It threatens our coastal communities while perpetuating our dependence on dirty fossil fuels.

Jason Linkins

Media Drills Vapidity On Drilling Into Our Faces (VIDEO) | Jason Linkins | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

Obama came straight out of the blue this week with a decision to start up some crazy new offshore drilling campaign. It's an opportunity to ask some pretty substantive questions. Unfortunately, the media all had much better things to talk about.

Sam Stein

Kaine: Obama Is Doing 'OK' With The Base | Sam Stein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

President Barack Obama's decision to include offshore drilling as a component of a broader energy policy has reignited a debate that dominated much of...

Obama's Offshore Drilling Plan Brings Flood Of Reactions (PHOTOS)

Huffington Post | Gazelle Emami | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

President Obama announced an offshore drilling agenda today that outraged environmentalists and wasn't quite enough for some conservatives. Obama's ne...