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Offshore Drilling

Science and the BP Spill: Lack of Available Data Doesn't Equal Lack of Harm

Frances Beinecke | Posted 06.12.2011 | Green
Frances Beinecke

Nearly a year after the Deepwater Horizon rig exploded, it's easy to assume that if we don't see a lot of headlines about ecological damage, then there mustn't be any. But it's not over. Let me repeat: it's definitely not over.

Spy Island Polar Bears, Meet the World

Alaska Dispatch News | Posted 06.07.2011 | Green
Alaska Dispatch News

Last month, a wildlife biologist for the federal government took a phone call from a manmade island north of Alaska, where a polar bear had emerged from a snow drift perhaps 6-10 feet deep on top of the artificial ground.

A Rush To Increase Drilling Is Not the Answer

Marilyn Heiman | Posted 06.05.2011 | Green
Marilyn Heiman

It seems as though any disruption in the Middle East is often followed by a loud call for more drilling in the U.S. But the Deepwater Horizon disaster demonstrated what can happen without adequate oversight.

Safety First

Marilyn Heiman | Posted 05.31.2011 | Green
Marilyn Heiman

Before the Deepwater Horizon disaster, industry insisted that offshore drilling technology had become so advanced that a blowout was unlikely, if not impossible.

Obama Aims for Elusive Goal of Energy Independence

Mason Inman | Posted 05.31.2011 | Green
Mason Inman

While Obama's energy blueprint calls for putting many well-established technologies into place, research continues on several cutting-edge energy-related technologies.

Energy One Year Later

Michael Moynihan | Posted 05.31.2011 | Green
Michael Moynihan

It would be wrong to say that efforts to grow energy independence never work. However, policy is not working nearly fast enough.

Obama Lays Out Ambitious Clean Energy Plan, Now We Need to Make It a Reality

Frances Beinecke | Posted 05.31.2011 | Green
Frances Beinecke

The nation can meet the president's proposed target through an increased combination of energy efficiency, renewable power, and better use of natural gas.

Are the New Subsea Oilwell Containment Companies Ready? Maybe

Robert L. Cavnar | Posted 05.28.2011 | Green
Robert L. Cavnar

Besides the obvious weaknesses in subsea BOPs, and hence well control, I am concerned about having competing groups doing subsea containment.

Green News Report: March 24, 2011 (Audio)

Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen | Posted 05.25.2011 | 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: Update on...

What Exxon Valdez Can Still Teach Us

Marilyn Heiman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Marilyn Heiman

The lessons of the Exxon Valdez spill are more vital than ever as we approach the first anniversary of the Deepwater Horizon explosion and contemplate drilling in the Arctic Ocean.

Green News Report: March 22, 2011 (Audio)

Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen | Posted 05.25.2011 | 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: Not out o...

Elise Foley

Senate Dems: GOP Cuts Would Cause Surge In Gas Prices

HuffingtonPost.com | Elise Foley | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- With gas prices soaring, 45 Senate Democrats signed a letter on Tuesday urging GOP leaders to abandon their proposed cuts to the budget ...

Approaching the BP Spill's One Year Anniversary: The Disaster in the Gulf Lives On

Peter Lehner | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Peter Lehner

BP will likely tell us that everything is fine now; they've clean everything up. But residents of the Gulf of Mexico offer a starkly different story, one of enduring damage, people wronged, and a region scarred.

Green News Report: March 3, 2011 (Audio)

Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen | Posted 05.25.2011 | 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: Eastern C...

U.S. Approves First Deepwater Drilling Permit In Gulf Since BP Spill

AP | CHRIS KAHN | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

NEW YORK — The U.S. has approved the first deepwater drilling permit in the Gulf of Mexico since BP's massive oil spill. The Bureau of Ocean Ener...

Green News Report: January 27, 2011 (Audio)

Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen | Posted 05.25.2011 | 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: From the ...

Green News Report: January 25, 2011 (Audio)

Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen

IN TODAY'S RADIO REPORT: Getting "Gas"-y at the Oscars; Freakin' Frackin'; Natural disasters are expensive; Catastrophic flooding, drought around the world.

Green News Report: January 20, 2011 (Audio)

Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen | Posted 05.25.2011 | 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: Fox "News...

Green News Report: January 18, 2011 (Audio)

Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen | Posted 05.25.2011 | 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 sun a...

Weekly Mulch: The Sticky Truth about Oil Spills and Tar Sands

The Media Consortium | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
The Media Consortium

by Sarah Laskow, Media Consortium Blogger The National Oil Spill Commission released its report on last year's BP oil spill this week. The report la...

Offshore Drilling Chief Wants Higher Fines For Violations

AP | MATTHEW DALY | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

WASHINGTON — The Obama administration is considering ways to increase civil penalties for companies that violate rules for offshore drilling, a ...

Green News Report: January 13, 2011 (Audio)

Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen | Posted 05.25.2011 | 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: Australia...

National Oil Spill Commission Finds Right Problems, Issues Wrong Solutions

Jackie Savitz | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Jackie Savitz

Remember that evil offshore oil deposit that went out of control last summer? Well, surprise! It turns out it wasn't the oil deposit that was out of control, it was the drilling companies.

Green News Report: January 11, 2011 (Audio)

Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen | Posted 05.25.2011 | 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 final...

Green News Report: January 6, 2011 (Audio)

Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen | Posted 05.25.2011 | 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 new m...