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Offshore Drilling Regulation

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.

Report: Obama Should Increase Offshore Drilling Inspectors And Stiffen Penalties

AP | MATTHEW DALY | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

WASHINGTON — The Obama administration should sharply increase the number of offshore drilling inspectors, conduct more surprise inspections and ...

Drilling Could Face New Restrictions As Feds Set Aside Polar Bear Protection Zone

AP | MATTHEW DALY | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

WASHINGTON — The Obama administration is setting aside 187,000 square miles in Alaska as a "critical habitat" for polar bears, an action that co...

Gulf Oil Spill: Bad Cement Jobs Are Common Problem At Offshore Rigs

AP | MITCH WEISS and JEFF DONN | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

The tricky process of sealing an offshore oil well with cement – suspected as a major contributor to the Gulf of Mexico disaster – has fai...