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Sam Stein

Back On Offense: Obama Gets Personal On Energy Policy | Sam Stein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Barack Obama sought to regain the political offensive on Monday, painting John McCain as part of the problem when it comes to comprehensive energy ref...

Drilling Is Up, Prices Are Up

New York Times | Felicity Barringer | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

With the advent of $4-a-gallon gasoline has come a bruising debate in Congress over whether to intensify efforts to drill on federal lands, including ...

McCain the Elder

Carl Pope | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Carl Pope

In spite of a huge crisis facing low-income families this winter from the soaring price of heating oil, the Republican Senate leadership even held up approval of financial assistance for these folks.

Offshore Drilling, Obama Vs. McCain: Campaigns Spar Over Oil

AP | DOUGLASS K. DANIEL | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

WASHINGTON — The different paths John McCain and Barack Obama have taken to support expanded offshore drilling for oil demonstrate how each woul...

Yes Conservatives, Inflated Tires Beats Coastal Drilling

Bill Scher | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Bill Scher

Obama was observing that coastal drilling would save us so little oil and so little money even twenty years from now, that you can actually save more money immediately by doing "simple things."

Governors Stand in Way of Offshore Drilling, Even if Congress Approves

Kate Sheppard | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Kate Sheppard

Bush, McCain, and GOP congressional leaders all say that states should decide whether to open their shorelines to drilling. But many governors in coastal states are saying, "No, thanks!"

McCain's Offshore Drilling Hogwash

R.T. Eby | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
R.T. Eby

The McCain/Bush offshore drilling plan is pure corruption and fakery. It has no chance of passing congress or state legislatures. Oil companies are even now sitting on 68 million idle acres.

Battle of the Surrogates: Should We Be Picking a President This Way?

Mitchell Bard | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Mitchell Bard

The Obama campaign has to be more selective in choosing its spokespeople, using more strong, smart advocates like Sen. Biden and Sen. Webb, and keeping Pelosi and Kerry as far away from the media as possible.

An Oil Drilling Platform We Can All Support

Art Brodsky | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Art Brodsky

The GOP Merry Pranksters are planning another guerilla-theatre performance as early as today. The motivating cause behind all their enthusiasm -- drilling for oil.

Obama Calls McCain's Bluff on Drilling

Alan Fein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Alan Fein

While McCain says he's all for alternative energy, it's kind of like No Child Left Behind -- he doesn't want to help pay for it, especially if it's going to come out of the pockets of the oil companies.

The Not-So-Great Energy Debate

Jared Bernstein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Jared Bernstein

Big oil et al are not really the "drill" team; it's just a land grab, orchestrated while they still have friends in very high places. And it won't do a damn thing to the price of gas at the pump.

Obama Reconsidering Offshore Drilling. An Opportunity to Redefine the Election

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

That Barack Obama is now reconsidering supporting offshore drilling is opening an opportunity to for him to redefine the election in a profoundly significant way.

Yes, McCain's Attack Ads Are Pathetic, But Obama Can't Assume that Voters See It

Mitchell Bard | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Mitchell Bard

It's important for the Obama campaign to take McCain's seemingly ridiculous attacks seriously, even though Americans need to take charge of their citizenship responsibilities and become more informed on the issues.

Sam Stein

McCain Surrogate Pushes False China-Drilling Claim | Sam Stein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

During a conference call Thursday to attack Barack Obama's energy policy, a surrogate for Sen. John McCain touted a long-proven-false argument that th...

Headlines You Won't See: "Americans Support Clean Energy"

Bill Scher | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Bill Scher

The bottom line is that people don't desperately want drilling for drilling's sake. We desperately want affordable energy costs, and an energy policy that works.

A Drilled Reputation

Javier Sierra | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Javier Sierra

The environmental movement calls on McCain to support the Consumer-First Energy Act of 2008, which would repeal subsidies from Big Oil and increase funding for renewables, efficiency and conservation.

McCain's Ad Team are Mad Men

Joseph Romm | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Joseph Romm

2008-07-30-attackad.jpg Can anyone stop the madness? As depicted on the award-winning AMC show, people in the advertising industry in the 1960s are utterly despicable. So is McCain's ad team.

Who is Coastal Drilling Really For? Follow the Money

Bill Scher | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Bill Scher

While coastal drilling amounts to nothing in regards to lower energy costs for you and me, it does amount to a fat giveaway for Big Oil.

Sierra Club RAW: McCain's Greatest Energy Misses Summer Tour

Josh Dorner | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Josh Dorner

Since McCain has already taken his misbegotten road show to the sites of some our nation's greatest energy misses, we wonder if maybe next he'll stop by Three Mile Island?

Harry Reid Knows How to End the Energy Crisis

ZP Heller | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
ZP Heller

2008-07-28-cenkreid.jpgReid emphasized the need to cut off government subsidies for oil companies in this week's Meet the Bloggers.

Democrats' Crucial Mistake In the Gas Price Fight

David Roberts | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
David Roberts

The drilling "movement" is a classically right-wing operation -- top-heavy, fueled by corporate money, reliant on aggressive PR, and meant to intimidate D.C. decisionmakers. It is astroturf, not grassroots.

The Straight Talk Express Needs a Teamster at the Wheel

Carl Pope | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Carl Pope

Teamster President James P. Hoffa put his union solidly back on the side of the premise that the future of both America's economy and its environment lies in a new, clean economy.

Nico Pitney

Senator Dole In Perpetual Offshore Drilling Flip-Flop | Nico Pitney | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Sometimes flip-flops happen so fast that the candidate can't even keep with his or her changing positions. Senator Elizabeth Dole, who is facing reel...

McCain Credits Bush With $10 Per Barrel Oil Price Drop

AP | TOM RAUM | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

BETHLEHEM, Pa. — Republican John McCain pushed back on Wednesday against Democratic criticism that he misstated when the troop buildup ordered b...

If We Drill in the US, We Don't Get the Oil

Cenk Uygur | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Cenk Uygur

Everyone seems to assume that if we drill for oil in the US, we will get the oil and won't be dependent on foreign oil anymore. But we won't get anything, Exxon-Mobil will.