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Offshore Drilling

Kate Sheppard

Interior Department Rolls Out First Rules For Arctic Drilling

HuffingtonPost.com | Kate Sheppard | Posted 02.20.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON –- The Obama administration on Friday proposed the first rules for oil and gas drilling in the Arctic. The Department of Interior's Bu...

Peak Oil Revisited

Peter Neill | Posted 02.09.2015 | Green
Peter Neill

In recent weeks, we have seen the cancellation of industry plans to exploit the Arctic and Antarctic, build new pipelines, and force financial dependence on a single source of supply. At $50 a barrel, the justifying prediction of continuous exorbitant profit make no sense. It is an incredible opportunity for change.

Good News for the Arctic, But...

Michael Brune | Posted 01.28.2015 | Green
Michael Brune

Even though Obama wants climate action to be one of his presidency's chief legacies, he's not yet ready to base his policies on what actually needs to be done. In this case, he has taken two big steps forward with the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge and then followed up with an ill-advised step backward on offshore drilling.

'Green News Report' -- January 27, 2015

Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen | Posted 01.27.2015 | Green
Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen

The Green News Report is also available via... IN TODAY'S RADIO REPORT: Hits, misses and hype in a not-so-historic Blizzard 2015!; The influenc...

Kate Sheppard

Northeast Dems Revolt Against Obama's Proposed Atlantic Oil And Gas Lease Sale

HuffingtonPost.com | Kate Sheppard | Posted 01.27.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- A group of Senate Democrats from the Northeast is pushing back on the Obama administration's proposal to open new areas of the Atlantic ...

Kate Sheppard

Obama Administration Outlines New Proposal For Offshore Oil And Gas Leasing

HuffingtonPost.com | Kate Sheppard | Posted 01.27.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The Obama administration released a draft of a five-year plan for oil and gas lease sales on Tuesday that would open areas of the Atlant...

BP's Clean Water Act Fines Will Be Smaller Than Gulf States Thought

Susan Buchanan | Posted 01.25.2015 | Green
Susan Buchanan

BP acted with gross negligence in precipitating the April 20, 2010 spill, Barbier ruled last September. This mid-January, he found that BP wasn't grossly negligent or reckless in its source-control efforts to stop the spill.

Offshore Wind Energy Would Produce Twice As Many Jobs As Oil And Gas Operations In The Atlantic

Adrian Grenier | Posted 01.22.2015 | Green
Adrian Grenier

Did you know that coastal activity in Atlantic states -- ranging from fishing, tourism, recreation and more -- supports about 1.4 million jobs and net about $95 billion in gross domestic product every year?

Naomi Klein, Climate, and Capitalism (Pt. 2): Creating a Broad Social Movement

John J. Berger | Posted 01.14.2015 | Green
John J. Berger

The key to breaking the climate and energy policy logjam in Washington, D.C., Naomi Klein contends in This Changes Everything: Capitalism vs. the Climate, is the building of a powerful social movement. Citizens can then put leaders into office who are willing to take decisive action to protect the climate.

'Green News Report' - December 18, 2014

Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen | Posted 02.17.2015 | Green
Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen

The Green News Report is also available via... IN TODAY'S RADIO REPORT: Nothin' but good news for a change! New York issues first permanent ba...

Kate Sheppard

Obama Bars Oil And Gas Development In Alaska's Bristol Bay

HuffingtonPost.com | Kate Sheppard | Posted 12.17.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON –- President Barack Obama announced new protections on Tuesday for Alaska's Bristol Bay, barring oil and gas development in the region. ...

Offshore Oil In East Coast's Future?

AP | By EMERY P. DALESIO | Posted 12.10.2014 | Green

WILMINGTON, N.C. (AP) — Fossil fuel and wind power companies are focusing on America's East Coast as a coming energy hub and industry representative...

No New Oil Drilling In Our Oceans

Dan Chu | Posted 10.29.2014 | Green
Dan Chu

Drilling means spilling. True recovery after a devastating oil spill is a myth spun by Big Oil.

'Green News Report' - August 12, 2014

Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen | Posted 10.12.2014 | Green
Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen

The Green News Report is also available via... IN TODAY'S RADIO REPORT: If it seems like there's more extreme weather -- you're right; What san...

Offshore Oil Exploration in the Atlantic? Bad Idea

OnEarth | Posted 09.29.2014 | Green
OnEarth

BOOM. BOOM. BOOM-BOOM-BOOOOOMMMMM! Annoying, isn't it? But guess what -- that's what life will be like for marine mammals in the Atlantic Ocean now that the Obama administration has re-opened the East Coast, from Delaware to Florida, to offshore oil and gas exploration.

'Green News Report' - July 29, 2014

Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen | Posted 09.28.2014 | Green
Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen

The Green News Report is also available via... IN TODAY'S RADIO REPORT: Obama Administration approves sonic cannons for offshore oil exploratio...

Not Just the Atlantic: Obama Leasing Millions of Gulf Acres for Offshore Drilling

Steve Horn | Posted 09.23.2014 | Green
Steve Horn

Deploying the age-old "Friday news dump," President Barack Obama's Interior Department gave the green light on Friday, July 18 to companies to deploy seismic air guns to examine the scope of Atlantic Coast offshore oil-and-gas reserves.

Rescue for the Global Ocean (Part 3)

Peter Neill | Posted 09.21.2014 | Green
Peter Neill

Our series on the new Global Ocean Commission report, From Decline to Recovery: A Rescue Package for the Global Ocean, continues this week, addressing...

Obama Opens East Coast To Oil Exploration For First Time In Decades

AP | JASON DEAREN | Posted 09.17.2014 | Green

ST. AUGUSTINE BEACH, Fla. (AP) — The Obama administration is reopening the Eastern Seaboard to offshore oil and gas exploration, approving seismic s...

An Energy Conference You Don't Want to Miss

Dominik Knoll | Posted 08.16.2014 | Business
Dominik Knoll

It passed some time since this year's CERAWeek 2014 kicked off in Houston, Texas from March third to seventh. This conference is, in my opinion, one of the best energy conferences I have attended (and I attended many over the last couple of years.)

'Drill, Baby, Drill' Has Failed -- And Now We Can Do Something About It

Rep. Raúl M. Grijalva | Posted 07.02.2014 | Politics
Rep. Raúl M. Grijalva

The Republican "more drilling brings the price down" argument clearly isn't working. It is, however, making oil companies a hefty profit at our taxpayer-subsidized expense. We need a better national strategy.

More Spills, No Safeguards, And A Push To Drill: Four Years AFter The BP Gulf Spill

Ted Danson | Posted 06.21.2014 | Green
Ted Danson

You might assume that, four years after the spill, the U.S. would have implemented the safeguards and policies needed to prevent similar disasters. But you'd be wrong. We've made little progress in preventing future spills, and the situation is getting worse.

Four Years Later, Full Effects Of Deepwater Horizon Still Unknown

Cindy Shogan | Posted 06.17.2014 | Green
Cindy Shogan

No matter what BP is saying, the oil is still not gone -- it still lingers, impacting wildlife and the lives that depend upon it.

25 Years After Exxon Valdez: If We Ignore the Past, We Risk Repeating It in the Arctic

Cindy Shogan | Posted 05.25.2014 | Green
Cindy Shogan

Whether it's human error, mechanical malfunction or a simple act of Mother Nature, the fact is that it's not a question of if another spill is going to happen. It's a question of when.

Exxon's Russia Partnerships Challenge US Exports as Energy Weapon Narrative

Steve Horn | Posted 05.17.2014 | Green
Steve Horn

Even if the U.S. (and/or ExxonMobil) comes out ahead in this energy-centric geopolitical brouhaha, we still all end up losing in the end.