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Offshore Drilling

Whales to Big Oil: 'Keep It Down, Would Ya?'

OnEarth | Posted 08.28.2013 | Green
OnEarth

By Jason Bittel, OnEarthNo one ever said the search for fossil fuels in increasingly hard-to-reach places was easy. As part of their quest to keep the...

My Petition to the President - A Deaf Whale Is a Dead Whale

Ted Danson | Posted 06.30.2013 | Green
Ted Danson

In the ocean you find a symphony of sound, from the clicking of snapping shrimp to the long mournful wails of whales, and zips of dolphins. Now imagine this oceanic soundscape shattered by dynamite-like blasts, every 10 seconds for days and even weeks on end.

Halliburton In Settlement Talks To Control Its Macondo Cement Liabilities

Susan Buchanan | Posted 06.27.2013 | Green
Susan Buchanan

(This article is published in "The Louisiana Weekly" in the April 29, 2013 edition.) Houston-based Halliburton Co. is in talks to settle private clai...

Offshore Oil Drilling Stopped in Belize's Barrier Reef, in Major Victory

Ted Danson | Posted 06.23.2013 | Green
Ted Danson

Given the high frequency of oil spills in offshore drilling operations, the decision to green-light drilling operations in the Belizean Barrier Reef led to a fierce national debate. It appeared the government was likely to prevail. But things have now changed in Belize.

Gulf Spill Trial's First Act Ends As BP Rests Its Case

Susan Buchanan | Posted 06.20.2013 | Green
Susan Buchanan

(This article is published in "The Louisiana Weekly" in the April 22, 2013 edition.) Last week, BP called its final witnesses in the first phase of ...

BP defends its well-safety record at Gulf spill trial

Susan Buchanan | Posted 06.15.2013 | Green
Susan Buchanan

(This article is published in "The Louisiana Weekly" in the April 15, 2013 edition.) Last week, BP executives and others testifying at U.S. District ...

Will Secretary Sally Jewell Tell Americans the Truth?

Andrew Sharpless | Posted 05.18.2013 | Green
Andrew Sharpless

Will Secretary Sally Jewell tell Americans the truth? Will she explain to people that the administration and Congress simply cannot, in a globally connected world like ours, control the price of gasoline in America?

Halliburton Officers, Others Testify In 2010 Gulf Spill Trial

Susan Buchanan | Posted 05.16.2013 | Green
Susan Buchanan

(This article is published in "The Louisiana Weekly" in the March 18, 2013 edition.) Week three of the Gulf oil spill trial under Judge Carl Barbier...

New Orleans-Based Trial Assesses 2010 Gulf Spill Blame

Susan Buchanan | Posted 05.02.2013 | Green
Susan Buchanan

(This article is published in "The Louisiana Weekly" in the March 4, 2013 edition.) A landmark environmental trial kicked off last week at United Sta...

Emily Swanson

Poll Finds Bad News For Oil Drilling Opponents

HuffingtonPost.com | Emily Swanson | Posted 02.28.2013 | Green

After the opening of a trial this week to assess BP's responsibility for the 2010 Deepwater Horizon oil spill, a new HuffPost/YouGov poll finds that s...

Obama for the Oceans: What the President Can Do in His Second Term for People Who Depend on the Oceans

Ted Danson | Posted 04.16.2013 | Green
Ted Danson

Despite the political gridlock that still binds Congress, the Obama administration can make substantial improvements to the health of the ocean on its own -- improvements that spur our economy, and restore and protect abundant oceans.

Are We Ready to Drill in the Arctic?

Marilyn Heiman | Posted 04.06.2013 | Green
Marilyn Heiman

America's Arctic Ocean is central to the sustenance and culture of indigenous communities that have depended on its bounty for thousands of years.

If You Cut a Cow in Half, Do You Get Two Cows?

Lisa Bennett | Posted 03.31.2013 | Green
Lisa Bennett

When considering how living systems work, people often overlook how drilling in the Arctic connects to other issues, such as climate change. In other words, given the link between fossil fuels and our warming planet, should we even consider drilling for more oil?

'Green News Report' - January 17, 2013

Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen | Posted 03.19.2013 | 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'...

'Green News Report' - January 15, 2013

Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen | Posted 03.17.2013 | 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'...

Another Stumble in the Quest for Arctic Oil

Ted Danson | Posted 03.15.2013 | Green
Ted Danson

The Department of the Interior must reassess its decisions that allowed Shell to proceed with its plans to drill in such a harsh but ecologically-sensitive area of the world.

Federal Appeals Court Sides With Obama Administration

AP | MICHAEL KUNZELMAN | Posted 11.28.2012 | Green

NEW ORLEANS -- The Obama administration didn't violate an order by a judge who struck down its temporary moratorium on deep water drilling after BP's ...

'Circle of Trust' at BP Did Not Include the Government

Robert L. Cavnar | Posted 01.15.2013 | Green
Robert L. Cavnar

In a closed door deposition last month, Marcia McNutt, head of the U.S. Geological Survey, testified that BP did not disclose critical information to the government about the flow rate, and company emails clearly instructed BP employees to not disclose information outside the "circle of trust."

When It Comes to Our Energy Future, Voters Have a Clear Choice

Heather Taylor-Miesle | Posted 12.17.2012 | Green
Heather Taylor-Miesle

We need to build a modern energy system. We can't power a 21st century economy on a 20th century energy system. There should be no debate about that.

Unexploded Bombs Pose Risk To Offshore Drilling

Reuters | Posted 11.28.2012 | Green

* Research needed to locate, assess bomb risk * Gulf of Mexico permit activity up after deadly Macondo blowout By Eilee...

Nan Hayworth Is Not a New York Republican, and the Tea Party Is in the Details

Jay Michaelson | Posted 11.26.2012 | New York
Jay Michaelson

Nan Hayworth is presenting herself as a moderate Republican -- a good idea, since her district, where I live, is as purple as they come, voting for Democrats and Republicans alike. But it's also a falsehood.

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.