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Offshore Oil Drilling

Ryan Grim

Father Of BP Victim, Gordon Jones, Lashes Out At BP CEO Tony Hayward | Ryan Grim | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

When BP CEO Tony Hayward lamented that he wanted his "life back," Keith Jones took notice. A petition started by Rep. Charlie Melancon (D-La.), callin...

Meg Whitman's Whoppers

William Bradley | Posted 05.25.2011 | Los Angeles
William Bradley

As someone with no experience in public affairs prior to being talked into running for governor by her business mentor, Mitt Romney, Meg Whitman is totally dependent on a coterie of lobbyists and consultants.

Phillippe Cousteau To Bill Maher: Even Before Oil Spill, The Oceans Couldn't Take Any More (VIDEO)

Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

BP's oil spill is humanity's latest strike against against the World's oceans, according to Phillippe Cousteau Jr., an explorer and host for Animal Pl...

Dan Froomkin

Obama's Oil Spill Press Conference May Have Changed Perceptions -- But The Reality Remains The Same | Dan Froomkin | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

President Obama hammered home his main talking point over and over again on Thursday, during his first press conference in 10 months. "The federa...

"There's a Hole in the Bottom of the Sea..."

Benjamin R. Barber | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Benjamin R. Barber

We've literally poked a hole in our earth's skin, punctured its innards, and are now helplessly watching as its vital fluids gush into the planet's ocean mantle, threatening to despoil the very water that is the source and substance of all life.

Our Survival Depends Upon Reconciliation With, Not Exploitation of, the Natural World

Rep. Dennis Kucinich | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Rep. Dennis Kucinich

We cannot afford to passively witness the destruction of our natural environment, because written in the oily sands of the Gulf is the degrading of all life on the planet.

Gulf Oil Spill: Louisiana Wetlands Blanketed With BP Crude (VIDEO)

Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

(AP) -- AT PASS A LOUTRE, La. - A chocolate-brown blanket of oil about as thick as latex paint has invaded reedy freshwater wetlands at Louisiana's so...

Dick Cheney 'Needs To Testify' About BP Oil Spill, Says Chris Matthews (VIDEO)

Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

Former Vice President and one-time Halliburton CEO Dick Cheney should be called to testify about the gulf oil spill, according to Chris Matthews. Mat...

Aban Pearl, Offshore Oil Drilling Platform SINKS Off Coast Of Venezuela: No Spill, Says Government

Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) -- A natural-gas platform sank off Venezuela on Thursday after workers escaped in lifeboats and the last few leaped into the C...

Deciding Today on Energy for Tomorrow

Gary P. Luquette | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Gary P. Luquette

When it comes to respectfully developing America's abundant oil and natural gas resources there's nothing tough about this decision. We should be developing America's Outer Continental Shelf.

Mr. PXP Goes to Santa Barbara

Don Ringe | Posted 05.25.2011 | Los Angeles
Don Ringe

First published 1/27/10 in PXP goes viral: After AP picked up* our story last week on the once-secret offshore oil drill...

Understanding Oil

Bill Chameides | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Bill Chameides

With the cost of gas still near record highs and crude oil prices rising and falling like a ride at Six Flags, drilling for oil has been capturing imaginations and grabbing headlines.

Is Drilling the Answer?

Bill Chameides | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Bill Chameides

All politics aside, I would like to share with you the information I have been able to gather with regard to the amount of oil we might be able to get from offshore drilling.

Interior Dept. Scandal Could Shake Up Offshore Drilling Bill

ProPublica | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

by Paul Kiel, ProPublica A series of inspector general reports alleging cocaine use and government regulators literally jumping into bed with Big Oil ...

Debbie Cook and Larry Kissell: Two Progressive Democrats for Congress

Erik Ose | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Erik Ose

These contests will help determine whether the party can hold off Republicans' attempts to seize back control of Congress, or add seats to the Democratic majority they gained in 2006.

Do We Really Want Another President Whose Main Concern Is His Rest and Relaxation?

Russ Wellen | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Russ Wellen

Aside from emphasizing his age, it's yet another area in which McCain resembles George Bush, who's notorious for his early bed-time and seizing any opportunity he can to retreat to his ranch.

America's Greatest Source Of Renewable Energy: Whine Power?

Kerry Trueman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Kerry Trueman

We're so screwed that there's no way we can drill ourselves out of this mess. What will it take for people to accept the fact that the era of livin' large is over?

Jason Linkins

Bush Blames Congress For Following His Own Directive On Oil Production | Jason Linkins | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

"He's declaring war on Congress." That's how Andrea Mitchell summed up President Bush's just concluded announcement on his lifting the executive ban ...

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...

Texas Two Step

Carl Pope | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Carl Pope

Yesterday Bush made it abundantly clear that McCain has joined his camp by ratifying what both Cheney and McCain said in the past two days -- it's time to give the oil industry what it wants.