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Offshore Drilling

When In a Hole, Stop Drilling

Richard Stuebi | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Richard Stuebi

I never cease to be amazed by the vehemence of opinions expressed on energy by people who are spectacularly underinformed. Let's first begin with a top ten list of clear-cut facts.

Sierra Club RAW: Bachmann Drilling Overdrive (And Other Assorted Idiocy)

Josh Dorner | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Josh Dorner

Rep. Michele Bachmann of Minnesota personifies just how haywire House conservatives have gone lately, particularly on energy issues.

Republican Deceptions on Energy: The Little, The Big, The Hysterical

David Fiderer | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
David Fiderer

Lou Dobbs signed on to the Republicans' disinformation campaign, but what about legitimate journalists? Who in the mainstream media has enough guts to say a lie is a lie?

Democrats To Offer Bill With Plan For More Offshore Drilling

AP | DINA CAPPIELLO | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON — Democrats' stance against offshore drilling has shifted more, with House Speaker Nancy Pelosi signaling on Saturday her willingness...

For Conservatives, "All of the Above" Means "No Clean Energy"

Bill Scher | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Bill Scher

Conservatives know that after eight years of keeping America dependent on oil, they can't easily promote another Big Oil giveaway. So the message mant...

Distraction, Misleading Energy Claims, and the Washington Post

Frances Beinecke | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Frances Beinecke

A full 80 percent of all offshore drilling areas are open to development. Why don't companies exhaust those before asking for the remaining 20 percent?

Oil: Supply vs. Demand

Harry Shearer | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Harry Shearer

Why are the Democrats in Congress, and the Obama campaign, still fluttering with anxiety to join the "Drill Here, Drill Now, Pay Less" campaign introduced and orchestrated by Newt Gingrich?

Whalers Fear Effects Of Off-Shore Drilling

Eric Kroh | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Eric Kroh

McCain and Obama debate offshore drilling but Alaskan whalers whose families have hunted in Arctic waters for centuries witness the environmental impact firsthand, from inevitable spills to routine sonic bombs.

Econgeeks and Hotbabe: Deal with Iran Beats Offshore Drilling

Robert Naiman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Robert Naiman

A group of economists have initiated an open letter to the Congressional leadership noting that modest efficiency improvements would do much more than offshore drilling to reduce gas prices.

Pelosi Indicates An Openness To Offshore Drilling Vote

The Hill | Mike Soraghan | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi on Monday night dropped her staunch opposition to a vote on offshore oil drilling in the House. Republicans, reacting to h...

The New York Times' Absurd Attack on Obama's Energy Plan

Joseph Romm | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Joseph Romm

The lead editorial in Sunday's Times, "Energy Fictions," is a misguided and misinformed smear of Obama's outstanding energy proposals.

Daily Show On Offshore Drilling Debate: Bush Vs. Bush, Obama Vs. McCain

Daily Show | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

The Daily Show's Jon Stewart takes a look at offshore drilling and its proponents -- like George W. Bush -- and its opponents -- like George H.W. Bush...

'Obama's Energy Plan' Puts the Pressure on McCain

Elizabeth Rogers | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Elizabeth Rogers

If all 173 million vehicles in America driving around had their tires inflated properly, the total gas savings would be nearly 88 million barrels of oil per year. Who's laughing now?

Paris Strikes Back! Will McCain Bare His Bikini Bod Next?

Ted Johnson, Maegan Carberry, Teresa Valdez Klein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Ted Johnson, Maegan Carberry, Teresa Valdez Klein

Does Paris Hilton's energy "plan" put the rest of the candidates to shame? Is Paris showing her smarts? And how about her for president?

We Tried Offshore Drilling and Oil Prices Doubled

Joseph Romm | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Joseph Romm

In 2006, we opened for drilling the Outer Continental shelf estimated to contain more than 40 billion barrels of oil. Oil prices were$60 a barrel then. In the two years since, prices have more than have doubled.

It Is Not Offshore Drilling, Stupid!

Muhammad Sahimi | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Muhammad Sahimi

What McCain is not telling people is that oil is an international commodity. The U.S. owns only 3% of world's total known oil reserves and, therefore, it is not a player, in a positive way, in setting the price.

Offshore Oil: What Would Sun Tzu Do?

Richard Arthur | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Richard Arthur

Let's keep our oil safe in the ground or under our oceans for that time in the future when the price of oil is, well, nationalized and, hence, priceless.

John McCain's Greatest Misses

Carl Pope | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Carl Pope

It's hard to understand how McCain can pretend that he is doing anything other than chasing the polls -- and the oil and nuclear industry's increasingly abundant lubrication of his campaign.

Enviros Upset Over Obama's Drilling Stance, Happy With Rest of Energy Plan

Kate Sheppard | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Kate Sheppard

Many in the environmental community are annoyed by Barack Obama's change of position on offshore drilling, even while they applaud his comprehensive energy plan.

When Big Oil Says Jump Off The Campaign Trail, You Jump

Bill Scher | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Bill Scher

Don't let anyone say McCain doesn't go the extra mile for those supporting his campaign.

Pelosi Privately Urges At-Risk Dems To Back Offshore Drilling

Politico | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

California Democrat Nancy Pelosi may be trying to save the planet -- but the rank and file in her party increasingly are just trying to save their pol...

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.