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Dwindling Arctic Ice Signals a Clear Need for Change

Rocky Kistner | Posted 09.21.2012 | Green
Rocky Kistner

The dramatic changes happening in the Arctic should send shockwaves through the world about the polluting energy sources we use to power our lives. We can no longer operate in business-as-usual mode.

Arctic Scores a Win as Shell Cancels 2012 Plans to Drill

Andrew Sharpless | Posted 11.20.2012 | Green
Andrew Sharpless

If Shell has proved one thing this summer it is that the oil industry is not ready to drill in the Arctic. It is time to put the thought of Arctic drilling back on the shelf.

'Green News Report' - September 18, 2012

Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen | Posted 11.18.2012 | Green
Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen

TWITTER: @GreenNewsReport FACEBOOK: Green News Report The 'GNR' is also now available on your cell phone via Stitcher Radio's mobile app!. IN TODAY...

Of Ice, Whales, and Lack of Leadership

Robert L. Cavnar | Posted 09.16.2012 | Green
Robert L. Cavnar

Before the 2010 election, the House, under Democratic control, attempted to raise the liability cap. When the Republicans took over in January of 2011, that effort died a swift death. No legislative action to improve drilling safety or enact comprehensive policy has been taken. None.

'Green News Report' - September 13, 2012

Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen | Posted 11.13.2012 | Green
Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen

o TWITTER: @GreenNewsReport FACEBOOK: Green News Report The 'GNR' is also now available on your cell phone via Stitcher Radio's mobile app!. IN TODA...

'Green News Report' - September 11, 2012

Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen | Posted 11.11.2012 | Green
Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen

TWITTER: @GreenNewsReport FACEBOOK: Green News Report The 'GNR' is also now available on your cell phone via Stitcher Radio's mobile app!. IN TODAY...

Shell Begins Drilling in the Chukchi Sea: The Details and the Risks

Robert L. Cavnar | Posted 11.10.2012 | Green
Robert L. Cavnar

There are many questions to be asked about why our demand for hydrocarbon-based fuels is so great that we are now drilling for hydrocarbons in some of the most harsh conditions in the world.

Paul Ryan's Two Gifts to the Progressives

Bill Shireman | Posted 10.21.2012 | Politics
Bill Shireman

We can't spend or drill our way to prosperity. We can't live off subsidies -- from tax breaks to wars -- forever. Eventually, someone in America has to create real value. But who? And how?

Government Finalizes Safety Rule For Offshore Drilling

AP | By JOSH LEDERMAN | Posted 10.15.2012 | Green

WASHINGTON (AP) — Government regulators issued a final set of safety rules for offshore drilling Wednesday, fine-tuning a series of emergency measur...

'Green News Report' - August 9, 2012

Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen | Posted 10.14.2012 | Green
Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen

TWITTER: @GreenNewsReport. The 'GNR' is also now available on your cell phone via Stitcher Radio's mobile app!. IN TODAY'S RADIO REPORT: Romney's ...

Recent Mishaps Raise Doubts About Arctic Drilling Safety

Marilyn Heiman | Posted 10.06.2012 | Green
Marilyn Heiman

The mishap -- along with a series of other troubling setbacks -- raises a question that some of us have been asking for the past year: Are we really ready to drill in such a remote and risky setting?

Cuba Says Another Offshore Well Is Not Successful

Reuters | Posted 10.06.2012 | Green

* Third failed well in three attempts in Cuban waters * Petronas, Gazprom to continue studying prospects ...

Big Bill Showdowns Leave Congress In Wary State

AP | JIM ABRAMS | Posted 09.21.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON — Senate-passed bills to cut farm subsidies and food stamps and overhaul the financially teetering Postal Service have been put on ho...

BP Suspends Alaska Oil Project

Reuters | Posted 09.09.2012 | Green

* Decision made after 18-month review * Project would have cost "a lot more" than $1.5 bln * Liberty project has history...

Arctic Birds: Global Travelers at Risk in Rush to Drill

Jane Alexander | Posted 08.27.2012 | Green
Jane Alexander

Well, every story has conflict and conflict is raging in the Arctic now over oil and gas drilling. Enormous oil giants are lobbying furiously for the rights to drill in more and more places with fewer and fewer safeguards.

Appeals Court Rejects Arguments Against New Offshore Wells

AP | Posted 08.27.2012 | Green

ATLANTA (AP) — A federal appeals court has rejected arguments by a coalition of environmental groups, who maintain that U.S. regulators failed to th...

Real Threat to Alaska Natives Isn't Oil Development -- It's a World Without Oil

Alaska Dispatch News | Posted 08.22.2012 | Green
Alaska Dispatch News

When it comes to oil in the north, the time has arrived for environmentalists and Alaska Natives themselves to face the fact the gasoline that fuels the internal combustion engine long ago corrupted traditional cultural practices.

'Green News Report' - June 7, 2012

Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen | Posted 08.07.2012 | Green
Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen

TWITTER: @GreenNewsReport. The 'GNR' is also now available on your cell phone via Stitcher Radio's mobile app!. IN TODAY'S RADIO REPORT: Congressi...

If the Sea Was a Child: In Honor of World Oceans Day

Matthew Spiegl | Posted 08.05.2012 | Green
Matthew Spiegl

If not now, when? If not this, what? If not us, who -- who will speak for the sea as a child? If the sea was a child, what would you do to save the sea?

'Green News Report' - May 22, 2012

Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen | Posted 07.22.2012 | Green
Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen

TWITTER: @GreenNewsReport. The 'GNR' is also now available on your cell phone via Stitcher Radio's mobile app!. IN TODAY'S RADIO REPORT: Republica...

'Green News Report' - May 17, 2012

Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen | Posted 07.17.2012 | Green
Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen

TWITTER: @GreenNewsReport. The 'GNR' is also now available on your cell phone via Stitcher Radio's mobile app!. IN TODAY'S RADIO REPORT: House GOP...

'Green News Report' - May 15, 2012

Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen | Posted 07.15.2012 | Green
Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen

TWITTER: @GreenNewsReport. The 'GNR' is also now available on your cell phone via Stitcher Radio's mobile app!. IN TODAY'S RADIO REPORT: Ominous s...

'Green News Report' - May 10, 2012

Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen | Posted 07.10.2012 | Green
Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen

TWITTER: @GreenNewsReport. The 'GNR' is also now available on your cell phone via Stitcher Radio's mobile app!. IN TODAY'S RADIO REPORT: The deepe...

Why Safeguarding the Arctic Is a Must

Marilyn Heiman | Posted 07.03.2012 | Green
Marilyn Heiman

To put strong protections in place will require everyone to work collaboratively. That is the only way to help safeguard the Arctic from a disastrous oil spill.

What's Changed About Deepwater Drilling Since Macondo? Not a Lot.

Robert L. Cavnar | Posted 06.20.2012 | Green
Robert L. Cavnar

Tonight at 9:50 p.m. central time marks the anniversary of the exact time that BP's deepwater well named Macondo blew out, killing 11 workers, destroying Transocean's Deepwater Horizon, and putting five million barrels of oil into the water 5,000 feet below the surface of the Gulf of Mexico.