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Offshore Drilling Moratorium

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...

Drilling Moratorium Should Stay Until Panels Issue Their Safety Recommendations

Peter Lehner | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Peter Lehner

We must not waste this opportunity to learn from past mistakes and make deepwater drilling safer for everyone. Because until we address the root causes, we will continue to gamble in the Gulf.

Dire Warnings About Gulf Drilling Moratorium Aren't Coming True

New York Times | JOHN M. BRODER and CLIFFORD KRAUSS | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

WASHINGTON -- When the Obama administration called a halt to virtually all deepwater drilling activity in the Gulf of Mexico after the Deepwater Horiz...

Judge Denies Stay, US Must Comply With With Moratorium Ruling

Field Notes | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

UPDATE 12 p.m. ET: The judge has rejected the Interior Department's argument. He's denied the Obama administration's request for a stay....

Obama Administration BACKING DOWN From Deepwater Drilling Moratorium After Ruling

Reuters | Tom Doggett and Ayesha Rascoe | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

(Reuters) - The U.S. government will revise its restrictions on offshore drilling, which could allow some deepwater oil projects to go forward after a...

No More Rubber Stamp: Government To Require Tough New Rules On Offshore Drilling

Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

WASHINGTON (Associated Press) - The government said Monday it is toughening environmental reviews for all new deepwater oil drilling, ending an easy p...

Profiting From The BP Oil Spill -- The Gulf Coast 'Spillionaires' (PHOTOS)

Huffington Post | Nathaniel Cahners Hindman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

In 1989, when the Exxon Valdez tanker spewed 11 million gallons of oil onto the Alaskan coastline, the state was deep in the throes of a recession. To...

Gulf Oil Spill: New Drilling Projects Move Forward Despite Moratorium

The New York Times | IAN URBINA | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

WASHINGTON -- In the days since President Obama announced a moratorium on permits for drilling new offshore oil wells and a halt to a controversial ty...

Judge Who Overturned Oil Drilling Moratorium Won't Withdraw From Case

Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

NEW ORLEANS (Associated Press) -- A federal judge who overturned the Obama administration's initial six-month moratorium on deepwater oil drilling has...

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...

Good News for Deepwater-Oil Junkies

Keith Harrington | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Keith Harrington

We've all heard that we're addicted to oil. But in the wake of the BP spill we might do well to take the oil-as-a-drug metaphor a little more seriously. For starters we need to understand that deepwater oil is the really bad stuff.

Offshore Drilling: How $4 Gas Set Off Loud Calls For Its Expansion

Mother Jones | Kate Sheppard | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

It all started in the summer of 2008. Gas prices reached a record national average of $4 a gallon by early June. By late June, the political jockeying...

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 seas...

Spill, Baby, Spill! How the Left Can Win the PR War

Andy Ostroy | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Andy Ostroy

If the left's ever gonna take back control of the message, they'll need to start dumbing-down their rhetoric so that it's clearly understood by the little guy.

Will BP Resume Deepwater Drilling? New Spill Head Won't Say

Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

NEW ORLEANS (AP) -- BP's new point man for the oil spill won't say if the giant company will resume deepwater drilling in the Gulf of Mexico after a j...

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...

Obama Offshore Drilling Moratorium OVERTURNED By Judge

Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

NEW ORLEANS (AP) -- A federal judge struck down the Obama administration's six-month ban on deepwater oil drilling in the Gulf of Mexico as rash and h...

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 ...

Companies SUING Government To Get Offshore Drilling Ban Lifted

Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

NEW ORLEANS -- Companies that ferry people and supplies to offshore oil rigs are asking a judge to overturn a six-month moratorium on deepwater oil an...

Laura Bassett

Offshore Oil Rig Workers Brace for Crippling Job Losses

HuffingtonPost.com | Laura Bassett | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

As many as 75,000 workers in the Gulf Coast area could lose their jobs as a result of the 6-month moratorium on deepwater drilling and halt on 33 curr...

Obama Starts to Address Offshore Hazards and Calls for Clean Energy Action

Frances Beinecke | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Frances Beinecke

We can blame BP for the disaster, and we should. We can blame lack of adequate government oversight, and we should. But in the end, we also must place the blame where it originated: America's addiction to oil.

The Gas Menagerie: McCain and Graham Join The Drill Team

Linda Hansen | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Linda Hansen

Every four years there's some guy trying to get at us in the steamy back seat of his gas-guzzling muscle car. I say we keep our skirts down. You know the drill: Just say no.