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Offshore Drilling

"Oil Rigs Are Pretty": Senator McConnell

PolitckerKY | Trey Pollard | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

A proponent of expanded drilling in both the Gulf of Mexico and the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge, incumbent U.S. Senator Mitch McConnell (R-Louisvi...

McCain's Record ... of Flip-Flops

Ira Forman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Ira Forman

The gall of McCain's 'straight talk' is breathtaking and the flip-flops here ought to finally put the myth of McCain's maverick moderate image to rest.

Offshore drilling--No! Climate-friendly energy--Yes!

Sarah van Gelder | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Sarah van Gelder

Proposals by presidential hopeful John McCain and Florida Governor Charlie Crist to drill for oil offshore is the wrong direction for the United State...

Schwarzenegger: Feeding Oil Addiction Not The Answer

Sarasota Herald Tribune | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

Calling electric cars "sexy" and America's energy policies "shameful," charismatic California Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger made a surprise appearance in...

Jason Linkins

Campaign AdWatch: Shaken, But Not Stirred | Jason Linkins | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Well, let's start with the good. From a style standpoint, this latest ad from John McCain is a quantum leap ahead of his more recent ads. And I know...

$4.69 a Gallon? Time to Raise Our Sights

Carl Pope | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Carl Pope

With only a few months left for the Bush administration, Big Oil's hammering down on GOP politicians. The chits are being called in. Mavericks are getting branded.

Jason Linkins

Campaign AdWatch: Energy Enervation | Jason Linkins | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Progressive linguist and author George Lakoff would likely grin at the sight of the latest advertisement for John McCain, since it makes precisely the...

Bush/McCain's Gas Price Scam is an Enron Re-Run

Harvey Wasserman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Harvey Wasserman

Today, despite years of grassroots advocacy, Bush has done everything in his power to squelch the conversion to a green-powered economy.

Bush Reiterates Call For Offshore Drilling, Attacks Dems For Opposing

AP | DEB RIECHMANN | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON — President Bush is accusing Democrats in Congress of blocking his energy proposals, saying they are partly to blame for high gasolin...

Webb Wants Offshore Oil Drilling, Breaks With Obama

The Hill | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

By pushing a bill that distances himself from the Democratic Party and its presidential candidate on offshore drilling, Sen. Jim Webb of Virginia is p...

Schwarzenegger Rules Out New Offshore Drilling In California

Los Angeles Times | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger said Wednesday he opposes lifting a ban on new oil drilling in coastal waters, breaking with President Bush and Republican ...

Offshore Drilling Would Have To Wait For Ships To Be Built

New York Times | Jad Mouawad and Martin Fackler | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

As President Bush calls for repealing a ban on drilling off most of the coast of the United States, a shortage of ships used for deep-water offshore d...

Woops: GOP Congressman Talks About Shooting...Obama

Progress Illinois | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Interviewed on the Don Wade & Roma in the Morning show Wednesday, Rep. Mark Kirk (R-Ill.) said that he supports a policy "where if we see Obama there'...

McCain's "Incoherent" Environmentalism

Lester Feder | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Lester Feder

This week, McCain infuriated environmental groups by reversing his opposition to off-shore oil drilling and tying himself to President Bush, who called on Congress to lift the drilling ban.

Florida Governor Crist Flips Stance On Offshore Drilling

AP | BILL KACZOR | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. — Gov. Charlie Crist has dropped his long-standing support for the federal government's ban on offshore oil drilling and endor...

Oil Industry Cheers McCain's Energy Policies

Houston Chronicle | ALAN BERNSTEIN and KRISTEN HAYS | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

The oil industry generally approved Tuesday as Republican presidential candidate John McCain charted his policies on energy with a speech in Houston t...

Russert Would've Wanted Offshore Drilling, Says Congressman Issa (VIDEO)

Huffington Post | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Invoking Tim Russert on the day of his funeral, California Rep. Darrell Issa (R), called for the revocation of the offshore oil drilling ban. As congr...

The Unbearable Arrogance of Oil

Carl Pope | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Carl Pope

The past week has been a spectacular testament to the iron grip that Big Oil has on American politics. Cheney proceeded to lie through his teeth -- getting caught, but only for the smaller lie.

Offshore Drilling Comes Up Empty

Bill Scher | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Bill Scher

John McCain's call to increase offshore drilling is not a pragmatic, short-term solution. Will the media report on how little oil is off our coasts and how long it would take to get it into people's gas tanks?

Bush To Echo McCain's Plan To Drill In Oceans

AP | H. JOSEF HEBERT | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON — President Bush plans to make a renewed push Wednesday to get Congress to end a long-standing ban on offshore oil and gas drilling, ...

McCain: End Offshore Drilling Ban

AP | DAVID ESPO | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

ARLINGTON, Va. — Sen. John McCain said Monday the federal moratorium on offshore oil and gas drilling should be lifted, and individual states gi...

Bush Administration Will Offer Oil Leases In Prime Polar-Bear Habitat | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

The U.S. Interior Department's Minerals Management Service plans to offer offshore oil and gas drilling rights to 29.7 million acres of Alaska's Chukc...