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Offshore Drilling

Would President Obama Trade Drill, Baby Drill for Health Care Votes?

Michael Kieschnick | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Michael Kieschnick

There is no doubt that President Obama realizes that reversing our drilling policy will produce little or no oil or gas for many years. Indeed, this is a bad idea from every perspective.

Jason Linkins

SHOCK: Offshore Drilling Decision Seems Unlikely To Result In GOP Support | Jason Linkins | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

As mentioned before, the conventional wisdom on President Obama's decision to backtrack on his previous support for a moratorium on drilling is that h...

Obama Goes Forward on Clean Cars, Backward on Offshore Drilling

Frances Beinecke | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Frances Beinecke

I do not support President Obama's decision to open vast areas of our oceans to offshore drilling. Expanding offshore drilling will take us backward, not forward.

Obama's Oil Plan: Something for Nothing? Or Nothing for Something?

Bill Scher | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Bill Scher

There is no surprise in Obama is making this move. The only surprise is that he did before a climate deal was in place.

Obama Debunks the Nonsensical "Drill Here, Drill Now, Pay Less"

David Fiderer | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
David Fiderer

The merits of Obama's decision to allow drilling off parts of the East Coast and Alaska can be debated. But it will soon expose the dirty little secret known to everyone in the oil industry "Dill Here, Drill Now, Pay Less" was a sham.

Our Generation Screwed Over by Obama's Offshore Drilling Plan

Morgan Goodwin | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Morgan Goodwin

The millennial generation so inspired by Obama to vote in record numbers has the most to lose from the expansion of drilling.

9 Problems Destroying Our Oceans (PHOTOS)

Huffington Post | Travis Walter Donovan | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

The oceans are rising and getting warmer faster than predicted. 71% of our planet is covered by oceans, yet we still neglect them, harming the innume...

BP Should Help Us Build Our Clean Future

Rep. Chellie Pingree | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Rep. Chellie Pingree

BP should pay royalties on every drop that comes out of that well--whether or not they capture and sell it and whether or not they are proven to be negligent in the spill.

GOP Hypocrisy Has Been Exposed by the BP Oil Disaster

Mitchell Bard | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Mitchell Bard

What's most politically disturbing about the gulf spill is the cowardice of the right in failing to take any responsibility for its positions. Let us not forget the primary plank of the 2008 GOP platform: "Drill baby, drill!"

7 Energy Villains In Your Government (PHOTOS, VIDEOS)

Huffington Post | Gazelle Emami | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

Moving away from our addiction to oil seems like a difficult task, but when you see members of Congress fighting to maintain the status quo, it seems ...

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.

Sam Stein

Obama Defends Offshore Drilling But Won't Say 'Drill Baby Drill' | Sam Stein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

President Barack Obama restated his commitment to offshore drilling as part of a broader energy proposal on Thursday even as a massive oil spill in th...

Obama to BP: "Disperse!"

Rick Horowitz | Posted 05.25.2011 | Comedy
Rick Horowitz

High on that list of new actions to deal with the oil-spill crisis, according to well-placed sources, is a plan to drop hundreds of thousands of gallons of chemical dispersant on senior BP executives.

The Administration Should Protect Economic Engine of the Gulf: Marine Life

Frances Beinecke | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Frances Beinecke

I can understand that cash-strapped agencies needed time to respond to a crisis of this size, but they have had more than a month, and yet we still don't know where the oil is right now or how it is affecting fisheries.

Obama Touts Alternative Energy As Oil Spills

AP | BEN FELLER and JULIE PACE | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

FREMONT, Calif. — Struggling to seize control of a disastrous oil spill on his watch, President Barack Obama is rolling out tougher rules for oi...

Will the Obama Administration Allow Shell Oil to Do to Arctic Waters What BP Did to the Gulf?

Subhankar Banerjee | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Subhankar Banerjee

If you've been following the increasing ecological devastation unfolding in the Gulf of Mexico, then you should know about -- and protest -- Shell Oil's plan to begin exploratory oil drilling in Alaska this summer.

Off Shore or Off Oil? (Video)

Frank Sesno | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Frank Sesno

Just days before the BP Deepwater oil spill, American Petroleum Institute's Rayola Dougher described the risk, as she new it, of offshore drilling: "E...

The Federal Government Must Take Charge of the BP Oil Disaster

Kristine Stratton | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Kristine Stratton

BP should not be in charge simply because they "have the equipment" - any more than the oil industry should be in charge of regulation simply because they "have the equipment."

Oily Apocalypse or Green Wave?

Rep. Dennis Kucinich | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Rep. Dennis Kucinich

We can seize this moment. We as individuals can begin a green wave of sustainability to save the planet -- and ourselves.

NWF Heads to Gulf & BP's Dirty Campaign Cash: Watch NWF's Climate Capsule

Miles Grant | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Miles Grant

This week's National Wildlife Federation Climate Capsule focuses on the unfolding BP oil drilling disaster: NWF Senior Scientist Doug Inkley on lesson...

Despite Pundit Claims, Offshore Drilling Support is Down Significantly

Josh Nelson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Josh Nelson

Seizing on a recent NBC/WSJ poll (PDF) showing 60% of Americans continue to support offshore drilling, several journalists and pundits have implied t...

Polluter Harmony's Latest Ad Targets Offshore Drilling (VIDEO)

Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

After the success Senator Lisa Murkowski and lobbyist Jeff Holmstead had on Polluter Harmony, Greenpeace's fake matchmaking service is following up wi...

PolluterHarmony VIDEO: Rex and Bob -- An Offshore Drilling Love Affair

Kert Davies | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Kert Davies

To make sure our Senators and Governors know what they can expect from a relationship with Big Oil, here's the latest Polluterharmony love story.2010-03-26-mahmoud.jpg

Energy Secretary Steven Chu Discusses Gulf Oil Spill And Energy Policy With Maddow (VIDEO)

Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

"Welcome to the brutal world of the most important policy issue in the world that no one can stand to talk about for very long. What cause for optimis...

Offshore Drilling Regulators Let Oil Companies Fill Out Their Own Inspection Reports

New York Times | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

WASHINGTON -- Federal regulators responsible for oversight of drilling in the Gulf of Mexico allowed industry officials several years ago to fill in t...