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Offshore Drilling

Bless Bolivia for Recharging the Fight to Rescue Our Climate

Bill McKibben | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Bill McKibben

The People's Summit on Climate Change in Cochabamba, Bolivia will be free from the corporate interference that sunk the Copenhagen conference in December.

Drilling For Change We Can Believe In

Stephen Herrington | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Stephen Herrington

Make them reject "Drill Baby Drill" and the "mandate" for health insurance. Republicans are damned if they do and damned if they don't. This is definitely not business as usual.

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.

What Impact Will Obama's Energy Proposal Have On California?

Posted 05.25.2011 | Los Angeles

In the wake of President Obama's new energy proposal, initial reports of its impact on California, particularly on proposed drilling off of Santa Barb...

Obama's Offshore Drilling Plan Brings Flood Of Reactions (PHOTOS)

Huffington Post | Gazelle Emami | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

President Obama announced an offshore drilling agenda today that outraged environmentalists and wasn't quite enough for some conservatives. Obama's ne...

Drill, Barack, Drill: Obama Reverses Position On Offshore Drilling (VIDEO)

The Huffington Post | Ben Craw | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

President Obama announced today a new energy policy that will open up waters along the southern Atlantic coastline, the eastern Gulf of Mexico, and pa...

Obama's Brave Decison to Drill Offshore

Raymond J. Learsy | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Raymond J. Learsy

Obama should seize this moment by establishing our own National Oil Trust. It could be modeled after our experience with the TVA and that of the world's third largest energy exporter, Norway's National Oil Trust.

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.

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.