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'Green News Report' - May 21, 2015

Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen | Posted 05.21.2015 | Green
Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen

The Green News Report is also available via... IN TODAY'S RADIO REPORT: Major oil spill off the Santa Barbara coast; Another settlement reached...

'Green News Report' - May 19, 2015

Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen | Posted 05.19.2015 | Green
Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen

The Green News Report is also available via... IN TODAY'S RADIO REPORT: "The Paddle in Seattle" -- "kayaktivists" hit the water to stop Shell's...

Seattle 'Kayaktivists' Protest Shell's Arctic Drilling Endeavor

Reuters | Posted 05.16.2015 | Green

(Updates with details from kayak protest) By Bryan Cohen and Victoria Cavaliere SEATTLE, May 16 (Reuters) - Hundreds of ...

"Green News Report" - May 12, 2015

Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen | Posted 05.12.2015 | Green
Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen

The Green News Report is also available via... IN TODAY'S RADIO REPORT: Explosion, fire and oil spill at nuclear plant just outside New York Ci...

Kate Sheppard

Obama Administration Approves Shell's Drilling Plan For The Arctic

HuffingtonPost.com | Kate Sheppard | Posted 05.12.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The Obama administration on Monday granted conditional approval to Shell to begin exploratory drilling in the Arctic, which the Departme...

Lessons (Un)Learned in the Last 5 Years in Offshore Oil Industry Since the BP Deepwater Horizon Accident

Najmedin Meshkati | Posted 04.22.2015 | Business
Najmedin Meshkati

With the 5th anniversary of the BP Deepwater Horizon (DWH) on April 20, the existing data on the number of accidents and incidents in offshore drilling and production within recent years does not seem encouraging or comforting.

Nearly 5 Years After BP Spill, White House Proposes New Rules For Offshore Drilling

AP | KEVIN FREKING | Posted 04.13.2015 | Green

WASHINGTON (AP) — A week shy of the fifth anniversary of the Deepwater Horizon oil spill, the Obama administration proposed new regulations Monday a...

Deep Sea Drilling Rules and the Transition from Fossil Fuels

Steven Cohen | Posted 04.14.2015 | Green
Steven Cohen

The time and energy devoted by the government to increasing American oil drilling capacity may play well politically, but takes us further from the day we can replace fossil fuels with renewable energy.

Obama To Impose Major New Regulations On Offshore Drilling

Reuters | Posted 04.11.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON, April 10 (Reuters) - The United States is planning to impose a major new regulation on offshore oil and gas drilling to try to prevent t...

'Green News Report' - April 7, 2015

Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen | Posted 04.07.2015 | Green
Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen

The Green News Report is also available via... IN TODAY'S RADIO REPORT: Shell Oil returns to the Arctic (buckle up!); ALEC now pretending it ne...

A Blue Vision Summit for Our Troubled Seas

David Helvarg | Posted 04.07.2015 | Green
David Helvarg

We know what the solutions are to the cascading disasters facing our living seas. The challenge is how we create the political will to enact them.

'Green News Report' -- April 2, 2015

Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen | Posted 04.03.2015 | Green
Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen

The Green News Report is also available via... IN TODAY'S RADIO REPORT: Historic, first-ever mandatory water restrictions for drought-stricken ...

All the Signs Say 'No Offshore Drilling'

Margie Alt | Posted 05.18.2015 | Green
Margie Alt

The dangers offshore drilling will bring to our beaches are certain, but the plan to expand drilling to the Atlantic is not. The Obama administration will be taking public comments until the end of the month, so there's still time to make your voice heard.

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 04.11.2015 | 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 03.30.2015 | 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 03.29.2015 | 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 03.27.2015 | 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 03.15.2015 | 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...