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Offshore Oil Drilling

Action to Stop Arctic Oil Drilling (VIDEO)

Philip Radford | Posted 08.06.2011 | Green
Philip Radford

Perhaps President Obama could remind other Arctic nations that it was only after a spill that the US realized just what a farce BP's spill response plan was. If we'd all seen BP's spill plans, would anyone in their right mind have allowed them to drill?

David Vitter Makes Bold Move In Oil Drilling Battle

AP | ANDREW TAYLOR | Posted 07.25.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON — Democrats are crying foul after a GOP senator blocked a pay raise for Interior Secretary Ken Salazar in an effort to pressure him i...

Congress Considers Drilling On The West Coast

2011-03-16-Screenshot20110316at9.39.25AM.jpeg | Susanne Rust | Posted 07.04.2011 | Los Angeles

Nearly a year after a BP oil rig exploded in the Gulf of Mexico and created one of the largest environmental catastrophes of all time, federal lawmake...

Barbour Flirts With CA Press, Ducks Key Questions

Phil Trounstine | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Phil Trounstine

Haley Barbour on Saturday ducked oil drilling off the California coast and a path to citizenship for immigrants living and working here illegally.

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...

Senate Bill Would Extend Review Time Of Offshore Drilling Projects

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

WASHINGTON — A bill moving toward approval in the Senate would increase by 60 days the amount of time the Interior Department has to conduct env...

Shell's 'Let's Go' Ad in HuffPo: Why We Mustn't Allow Shell to Go... to America's Arctic Seas

Subhankar Banerjee | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Subhankar Banerjee

Last Sunday, after I posted my most recent blog, "Climate Educators Wanted," I visited the Green page in HuffPost. My eyes lit up. Before my eyes, the...

What DID They Mean by That? A Week of Truthiness and Media

Tracy Rosenberg | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Tracy Rosenberg

Ever had one of those weeks where the distance between what was said and what was done stretches way out into the blue yonder? In my job as director o...

Oil Industry Political Contributions To House Energy And Commerce Committee Panel

AP | The Associated Press | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON — A look at how much members of the House Energy and Commerce Committee received in political contributions from oil and gas interest...

Spewing Oil Well Could Still Be Moneymaker For BP

McClatchy | Erika Bolstad | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

WASHINGTON -- BP's runaway deepwater well could still become a moneymaker for the company, even as it tries to stem the gush of crude oil that's fouli...

BP Oil Spill Probe Finds New Warning Signs Before Deepwater Horizon Explosion

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

WASHINGTON — Two congressmen say that BP's internal investigation into the oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico has identified new warning signs of p...

Offshore Oil Vs. Offshore Wind: Who Wins?

Mother Nature Network | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

So that got me thinking, just how much offshore wind could be bought for the equivalent $12 billion investment? My back of the envelope calculations w...

A Clear Idea on Oil and Gas Reform

Bill Meadows | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Bill Meadows

Now that the BP oil gusher in the Gulf is finally capped, it is time for America to examine and repair the broken system of drilling and fossil fuel dependence that landed us in this mess in the first place.

Risky Today, Gone Tomorrow? Where Do Our Fears Go When the Oil Stops Leaking?

David Ropeik | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
David Ropeik

Sooner or later, the leak will stop and we'll move on. It makes sense to worry most about what threatens you now, but it's a lousy way to assess the risks we really face.

BP Oil Spill Underwater Video Shows Oil Gushing Like Steam From Geyser (VIDEO)

AP | By JEFFREY COLLINS | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

ROBERT, La. (AP)-- Video released by BP shows oil spewing from a yellowish, broken pipe 5,000 feet below the surface. The oil looks like steam rushing...

Climate Bill Would Allow States To Veto Offshore Oil Drilling Up To 75 Miles From Coast

AP | MATTHEW DALY and FREDERIC J. FROMMER | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

WASHINGTON — A long-awaited energy and climate bill to be made public on Wednesday would allow states directly affected by offshore drilling to ...

Environmental Groups Hope Oil Spill Will Help Build Momentum For Offshore Drilling Ban

Roll Call | Bennett Roth | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

The devastating oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico has energized environmental groups that believe they may finally gain some traction on Capitol Hill af...

My First Bill Protects West Coast From New Offshore Oil Drilling

Rep. John Garamendi | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Rep. John Garamendi

When the consequences of offshore oil drilling are faint memories, many Americans tune out the warnings of the environmental community. But its time to look forward and take preventative measures.

West Coast Lawmakers Call For Permanent Ban On New Offshore Drilling

AP | KEVIN FREKING | Posted 05.25.2011 | Los Angeles

WASHINGTON — About 20 West Coast lawmakers are backing legislation that would permanently ban new offshore drilling in federal waters near Calif...

Arctic Faces Offshore Oil Danger in July

Trip Van Noppen | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Trip Van Noppen

In just two months, Shell Oil could do in America's Arctic Ocean what British Petroleum has done in the Gulf of Mexico -- drill an environmental time bomb without being able to defuse it or deal with the consequences of it going off.

Bill To Remove Oil Spill Liability Cap Moves Forward In Senate

Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON (Associated Press) -- Congress began advancing legislation Wednesday that imposes new safeguards on offshore oil drilling in hopes of preve...

BP Oil Spill Cleanup Did Not Consider Hurricanes

Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

WASHINGTON (AP)-- Rep. Edward Markey says BP's disaster response plan for an oil spill doesn't mention hurricanes or tropical storms. Markey says the...

Rough Seas From Hurricane Alex 2010 Pushing Oil Closer To Gulf Coast Beaches

Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

GRAND ISLE, La. (AP)-- Rough seas generated by Hurricane Alex pushed more oil from the massive spill onto Gulf coast beaches as cleanup vessels were s...

Bill Maher Slams Obama, Oil Companies After Gulf Coast Oil Spill (VIDEO)

Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

Bill Maher slammed President Obama Friday for supporting a repeal of the moratorium on offshore oil drilling. During the panel segment on "Real Time,...

Louisiana Oil Spill: Who Made The Bigger Mess, BP Or Federal Government?

New York Times | CAMPBELL ROBERTSON and ERIC LIPTON | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

NEW ORLEANS -- Officials in the Obama administration began for the first time Friday to publicly chastise BP America for its handling of the spreading...