iOS app Android app

Offshore Drilling

Green News Report: August 26, 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: Aid slowly...

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....

Drilling Moratorium Stays, Feds Tell Oil Spill Commission

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

WASHINGTON — The top federal offshore oil drilling regulator is telling the presidential oil spill commission that the temporary halt to deepwat...

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...

We Need a Real Discussion of the Impact of Tighter Offshore Drilling Regulation

Steven Cohen | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Steven Cohen

The superb New York Times reporter John Broder recently filed a front page story noting that the U.S. government would be tightening the regulation of...

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...

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...

Russian Forest Fires Stoke Nuclear Fears. Beware Fear Itself!

David Ropeik | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
David Ropeik

Greenpeace claims that some of the forest fires in Russia are burning in areas contaminated in 1986 with radiation from the Chernobyl nuclear power plant disaster. Should people in that region be alarmed?

Texas Sues Obama Administration Over 'Unjustified' Deepwater Drilling Moratorium

AP | SARAH PORTLOCK | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

HOUSTON (Associated Press) — The Texas attorney general sued the Obama administration Wednesday over its new deep-water offshore drilling morato...

Obama Oil Spill Failure: How The President Failed To Crack Down On MMS, BP

Rolling Stone Politics | Tim Dickinson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

On May 27th, more than a month into the worst environmental disaster in U.S. history, Barack Obama strode to the podium in the East Room of the White ...

The BP Disaster Continues Despite the Cheerful Happy Talk

Bob Cesca | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Bob Cesca

The press, government officials and BP pitchmen are insulting our intelligence by suggesting that the oil has vanished and there's nothing to worry about. They can whistle away the crisis as much as they want, but we'd all do well to stay on top of this.

Gulf Oil Spill: Feds Halt New Drilling In Gulf

AP | MATTHEW DALY | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

WASHINGTON — The federal government slapped BP with a $69 million bill Thursday to cover initial costs of responding to the largest oil spill in...

Dan Froomkin

Feds Dramatically Increase Oil Spill Estimate, Making BP's The Worst Offshore Oil Accident In History | Dan Froomkin | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

[This story and headline have been updated to reflect the fact that a 1910 oil well blowout in California, on land, is said to have spilled 9 million ...

Sandra Bullock Removes Support From 'Restore The Gulf' Campaign Amid Controversy

Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact

Sandra Bullock has temporarily withdrawn her support from a campaign called Restore The Gulf after questions about its connections to oil companies ar...

Sam Stein

Gulf Coast Restoration Group With Oil Industry Ties Defends Itself From Critics | Sam Stein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

A Gulf-area wetland restoration company under heat for advocating taxpayer assistance for coastal cleanup efforts defended itself on Thursday against ...

Wetlands Front Group Funded by Big Oil Wants Taxpayers to Foot the Bill for BP's Gulf Destruction

Brendan DeMelle | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Brendan DeMelle

A group of oil companies including BP, Shell, ExxonMobil, Citgo, and Chevron are using a front group called America's WETLAND Foundation to spread the message that taxpayers should pay for the damage caused by BP.

WAKE UP AND GET REAL: Oil Spills and Sex: Drilling Deep

Kelly Cutrone & Justine Bateman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Style
Kelly Cutrone & Justine Bateman

Kelly and Justine discuss the recent oil spills and what "drilling deep with no contingency plan" has to do with sex. And stuff about Runyon Canyon.

A Clear Idea on Oil and Gas Reform

Bill Meadows | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Bill Meadows

Now that the BP oil gusher in the Gulf is finally capped, it is time for America to examine and repair the broken system of drilling and fossil fuel dependence that landed us in this mess in the first place.

Washington Lobbyists Cashing In On BP Oil Spill

Los Angeles Times | Tom Hamburger and Julia Love | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

When the Deepwater Horizon oil rig exploded in April it created an environmental disaster in the Gulf of Mexico and a gusher for the economy of Washin...

Shell Arctic Drilling Proposal Advanced By MMS Despite Grave Concerns | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green


Deepwater Has Been Great For Halliburton

Huffington Post | Sara Yin | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

Some companies wear controversy like a good suit. Take Halliburton--this morning, the drilling company reported a whopping 83 percent jump in profits ...

Congress: Offshore Wind Just Needs a Push

Ted Danson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Ted Danson

We have the technology for clean, offshore wind power in our back pocket. But in our front pocket -- like forgotten, crumpled dollar bills -- are policies that incentivize dirty energy.

Bloomberg News Refuses to Correct Blatantly False Drilling Ban Story

Josh Nelson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Josh Nelson

Unfortunately, as far as I can tell, the answer is no. On Thursday I documented a blatantly false Bloomberg news story designed to mislead readers ab...

27,000 Potential Leaks

Al Gore | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Al Gore

These are 27,000 potential environmental catastrophes waiting to happen. We need action now -- not only to make sure these wells are safe, but also to move away from fossil fuels, so no more wells need to be drilled.

50% Want More Offshore Drilling, Obama Gets Good Marks For Gulf Spill Response: AP Poll

AP | SETH BORENSTEIN and ALAN FRAM | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

WASHINGTON — The Gulf of Mexico oil spill hasn't stained President Barack Obama nor dimmed the public's desire for offshore energy drilling, acc...