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What Will Happen To The Ocean Under Trump?

David Helvarg | Posted 12.07.2016 | Green
David Helvarg

Like a rogue wave the election victory of Donald Trump for President left about half the nation stunned and the other half giddy with foam. Among the worried parties, environmentalists are girding for a long series of battles.

Where the Candidates Stand on Offshore Oil

David Helvarg | Posted 02.18.2017 | Politics
David Helvarg

Today's arguments being made by the Offshore Oil Industry about proposed new exploration and drilling leases off the Atlantic coast remind me of the B...

Petrobras Scandal Goes Far Deeper Than Previously Thought

James Burgess | Posted 05.12.2015 | Business
James Burgess

The ongoing and seemingly widening scandal plaguing Petrobras is beginning to cause fissures in Brazil's political system. New evidence suggests that the ruling political party may have been much more involved than once thought.

Not Just the Atlantic: Obama Leasing Millions of Gulf Acres for Offshore Drilling

Steve Horn | Posted 09.23.2014 | Green
Steve Horn

Deploying the age-old "Friday news dump," President Barack Obama's Interior Department gave the green light on Friday, July 18 to companies to deploy seismic air guns to examine the scope of Atlantic Coast offshore oil-and-gas reserves.

New Offshore Oil Plan Could Be 'Game Over' For Climate

Richard Steiner | Posted 09.16.2014 | Green
Richard Steiner

If we want to stabilize climate and secure a sustainable future, the carbon now safely buried beneath the seabed, just as in the tar sands, should be left right where it is -- buried.

Interview: 'Big Men' Director Rachel Boynton on Oil, Ghana and Capitalism

Steve Horn | Posted 04.17.2014 | Green
Steve Horn

The subtitle of the newly released documentary film Big Men is "everyone wants to be big" and to say the film covers a "big" topic is to put it mildly.

Ocean Fish and the Oil Industry - Conflict Brews as the Trinidad Tobago Fishing Community Stands Up to Big Oil

Candace Calloway Whiting | Posted 01.25.2014 | Green
Candace Calloway Whiting

Members of a small nation with the hearts of a lion are standing up to big oil in order to protect fish, and their fishing way of life.

Eating Raw Whale Meat While Dishing up Baloney -- How Industry is Imperiling the Oceans While We Aren't Looking

Candace Calloway Whiting | Posted 01.23.2014 | Hawaii
Candace Calloway Whiting

It is serious, deadly, and frightening -- both in what is going on under the ocean surface, and the lack of laws and controls to protect whales, dolphins, and other animals.

Threatened coastal stretch of Louisiana Highway One needs funding

Susan Buchanan | Posted 09.06.2013 | Green
Susan Buchanan

(This article is published in "The Louisiana Weekly" in the July 8, 2013 edition.) The lower section of LA Highway 1, which runs from Grand Isle in ...

Could a Massive Dam Between Alaska and Russia Save the Arctic?

Alaska Dispatch News | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Alaska Dispatch News

Scientists have for decades proposed mastering the elements to control the weather. But is tinkering with the Arctic Ocean -- the world's air conditioner -- by building a dam across the Bering Strait really a good idea?

McCain's Offshore Drilling Hogwash

R.T. Eby | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
R.T. Eby

The McCain/Bush offshore drilling plan is pure corruption and fakery. It has no chance of passing congress or state legislatures. Oil companies are even now sitting on 68 million idle acres.