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Offshore Drilling Ban

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...

Endangered Alaskan Oil Spills Safe

John Marshall | Posted 05.25.2011 | Comedy
John Marshall

"What is it, Yogi?" "Hey hey hey - it's an oil company on its way to drill off the Alaskan coast." "And they call me Boo-Boo." WASHINGTON - The Oba...

The Dirty Secrets Of Offshore Drilling (PHOTOS)

The Huffington Post | Travis Walter Donovan | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

President Obama's recent announcement to open up areas that have been off limits to offshore drilling came as a shock to many. Then the tragic accide...

'Hands Across The Sand' Acts Against Offshore Drilling With Global Demonstration

Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact

As we've previously reported on HuffPost Impact, a global activist campaign called "Hands Across The Sand" hopes to encourage people around the world ...

WATCH: Arianna And Mary Matalin Cover Both Sides On 'The Joy Behar Show'

Huff TV | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Huff TV

Arianna and her "Both Sides Now" co-host Mary Matalin stopped by the Joy Behar Show" on Tuesday to talk about a number of hot issues, including Genera...

Transocean, Deepwater Horizon Owner, Criticizes Obama Drilling Moratorium

Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

NEW ORLEANS (Associated Press) - The owner of the drilling rig involved in the massive oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico criticized the U.S. government'...

Judge Could Overturn Obama's Offshore Drilling Ban

Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

NEW ORLEANS (Associated Press) - As a federal judge mulls whether to lift a six-month moratorium on new deepwater drilling in the Gulf of Mexico, the ...

Obama Debunks the Nonsensical "Drill Here, Drill Now, Pay Less"

David Fiderer | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
David Fiderer

The merits of Obama's decision to allow drilling off parts of the East Coast and Alaska can be debated. But it will soon expose the dirty little secret known to everyone in the oil industry "Dill Here, Drill Now, Pay Less" was a sham.

Friday Talking Points [49] -- Before And After The First Debate

Chris Weigant | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Chris Weigant

[UPDATED -- See part 2 in the Talking Points section.] This week's column will be presented in a sort of semi-liveblogging fashion. What you're getti...

House Votes To Overturn Offshore Drilling Ban, Increase Renewables Support

Grist | Kate Sheppard | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

After a day-long debate over energy legislation, the House passed the Democrats' "Comprehensive American Energy Security & Consumer Protection Act," a...

The Next Green President

Al Meyerhoff | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Al Meyerhoff

The Bush assault on environmental protection is unprecedented -- it reaches deep into a host of government procedures and regulations, including rampant cronyism in key agencies and open hostility on Capitol Hill.

Does Anyone Remember the Oil Spill in Santa Barbara?

Joseph A. Palermo | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Joseph A. Palermo

There is an insidious nature to the rightwingers' propaganda about offshore oil drilling because they frame the issue in terms that seem commonsensical: "Drill more oil here at home and gas prices will go down."

Big Bailouts: Freddie Mac And Fannie Mae, Offshore Drilling, 150 Banks Could Fail

Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

***UPDATE*** 1:29pm: Bush has lifted the executive ban on offshore drilling. Today's financial headlines tell a story of a nation in bailout mode. B...

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."

Arnold Schwarzenegger Calls Out John McCain And Charlie Crist On Offshore Drilling

Earthfirst | Stephanie Rogers | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

When you can't legally run for President, it frees you up to say the darndest things. Arnold Schwarzenegger appeared at the Florida Climate Change Sum...

"Oil Rigs Are Pretty": Senator McConnell

PolitckerKY | Trey Pollard | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

A proponent of expanded drilling in both the Gulf of Mexico and the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge, incumbent U.S. Senator Mitch McConnell (R-Louisvi...

Schwarzenegger Rules Out New Offshore Drilling In California

Los Angeles Times | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger said Wednesday he opposes lifting a ban on new oil drilling in coastal waters, breaking with President Bush and Republican ...

McCain's "Incoherent" Environmentalism

Lester Feder | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Lester Feder

This week, McCain infuriated environmental groups by reversing his opposition to off-shore oil drilling and tying himself to President Bush, who called on Congress to lift the drilling ban.

Offshore Drilling Would Have To Wait For Ships To Be Built

New York Times | Jad Mouawad and Martin Fackler | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

As President Bush calls for repealing a ban on drilling off most of the coast of the United States, a shortage of ships used for deep-water offshore d...

Russert Would've Wanted Offshore Drilling, Says Congressman Issa (VIDEO)

Huffington Post | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Invoking Tim Russert on the day of his funeral, California Rep. Darrell Issa (R), called for the revocation of the offshore oil drilling ban. As congr...

The Unbearable Arrogance of Oil

Carl Pope | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Carl Pope

The past week has been a spectacular testament to the iron grip that Big Oil has on American politics. Cheney proceeded to lie through his teeth -- getting caught, but only for the smaller lie.