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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 O...

White House: No New Oil Drilling In Eastern Gulf Or Along East Coast For Next 7 Years

AP | MATTHEW DALY and BRENDAN FARRINGTON | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

WASHINGTON — Pointing to the BP blowout and risks of a new environmental disaster, the Obama administration reversed itself Wednesday and promis...

White House Misleadingly Altered Offshore Drilling Report

AP | DINA CAPPIELLO | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

WASHINGTON — The oil spill that damaged the Gulf of Mexico's reefs and wetlands is also threatening to stain the Obama administration's reputati...

Drill Baby Drill: Obama To END Offshore Drilling Moratorium

AP | MATTHEW DALY | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

WASHINGTON — The U.S. is back in the deep water oil-drilling business. The question now is when work will resume. The Obama administration, und...

U.S. Looking At Ending Deepwater Drilling Moratorium

AP | CHRIS KAHN, DINA CAPPIELLO and HARRY R. WEBER | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

NEW ORLEANS — Now that the worst offshore oil spill in U.S. history has effectively been stopped, the White House is considering an early end to...

Court Rejects Obama's Bid To Restore Offshore Drilling Moratorium

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — A federal appeals court on Thursday rejected the federal government's effort to restore an offshore deepwater drilling morato...

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 ...

Oil Rig Workers Now Hunting For Work After Drilling Ban

AP | CAIN BURDEAU | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

MORGAN CITY, La. — Mr. Charlie has seen the up and downs over the years in the oil patch off Louisiana's coast, but this could be the toughest s...

New Plan For Santa Barbara Offshore Oil Drilling Announced

AP | NOAKI SCHWARTZ | Posted 05.25.2011 | Los Angeles

SANTA BARBARA, Calif. — Conservation groups on Wednesday unveiled a new version of an unusual agreement in which they will lobby for an oil comp...

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.

Congress Ends Offshore Drilling Ban, Approves $25 Billion Loan For Auto Industry In Sprawling Spending Bill

AP | ANDREW TAYLOR | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON — Automakers gained $25 billion in taxpayer-subsidized loans and oil companies won elimination of a long-standing ban on drilling off...

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...

Democrats Let Offshore Drilling Ban Expire

AP | H. JOSEF HEBERT | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

WASHINGTON — The House, responding to growing public demand for more domestic energy, voted Wednesday to end a quarter-century ban on oil and na...

Democrats To Relent On Offshore Drilling Ban: AP

AP | ANDREW TAYLOR | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

WASHINGTON — Democrats have decided to allow a quarter-century ban on drilling for oil off the Atlantic and Pacific coasts to expire next week, ...

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."

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."

Bush lifts oil drilling ban, wants Congress to act

AP | BEN FELLER | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

WASHINGTON — President Bush on Monday lifted an executive ban on offshore oil drilling and challenged Congress to follow suit, aiming to turn th...

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...