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The Thrill of the Drill

Lynn Voedisch | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Lynn Voedisch

Many hybrid cars are already on the roads but alternative energy is about more than new automobiles. Wind power is something we can capture right now and it is being used in fields and off remote shores.

Sarah Palin and Boone Pickens: Birds of a Feather

Josh Nelson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Josh Nelson

As has been pointed out repeatedly, Sarah Palin does not "get" the energy situation. Truth be told, she probably "gets" the energy situation about as well as Pickens himself gets global warming.

Picky About the Pickens Plan

Christiana Wyly | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Christiana Wyly

"Son, I used to be IN the Oil Lobby! We don't have to worry about them. We the people are more powerful than any lobby any day of the week."

Suddenly Obama's Auto-Policies Matter: Michigan Is The New Florida

Diane Tucker | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Diane Tucker

Any sort of cash incentive to get manufacturers to build more efficient vehicles -- and to get people to buy more of them -- is an admirable thing. But let's not forget that if people just make smarter choices, this nation's energy usage will go down dramatically.

Spotlight on the House: Beyond Empty Promises and False Outrage on Energy

Rep. Carol Shea-Porter | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Rep. Carol Shea-Porter

Our country's dependence on oil is a threat to our national security, a hazard to our precious environment, and a burden to millions of hardworking Americans that are struggling to fill the tank.

The Eco-Sins (and Virtues) of Sarah Palin

Jeanie Pyun | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Jeanie Pyun

We thought we'd see what eco-sins the saintly hockey-mom conservative might, however guilelessly, harbor.

The Senate's "Drill Drill Drill" Bill Hides Nuke Power Mega-Theft

Harvey Wasserman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Harvey Wasserman

Taxpayers are already liable for disasters by terror or error.

The U.A.E. and the U.S.

Bill Chameides | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Bill Chameides

Even more surprising, the United States produces more oil than the U.A.E. -- 8 million barrels a day compared to the the U.A.E.'s 3 million.

What the Democrats are Afraid Of

Christopher Ingram | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Christopher Ingram

Sarah Palin delivered an out of the park speech last night. And John McCain can be proud of his selection and ignore the personal and political attack...

Palin Repeats GOP's Big Energy Lie -- Plus Four Other Energy Lies, Too

Joseph Romm | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Joseph Romm

Sarah Palin sounds authentic while lying through her teeth, seems decent while saying indecent things. And that, of course, is why the GOP faithful love her.

4 Things Sarah Palin Believes About the Environment

Maura Judkis | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Maura Judkis

Palin believes that we should drill in the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge, which McCain has previously opposed. She also supports offshore drilling.

Pickens Says "Drill, Drill, Drill" (VIDEO)

Climate Progress | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

In his first TV ad, conservative billionaire oilman T. Boone Pickens said "This Is One Emergency We Can't Drill Our Way Out Of." Although Pickens clea...

A Teachable Moment on Energy Policy: Demand-Side Policy Beats Drilling by More than 20 to 1

Mark Cooper | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Mark Cooper

While the administration is busy beating up Congress for not acting to solve the energy crisis -- it is the administration that has dropped the ball.

The Republican Energy Drill (VIDEO)

American News Project | Ted Roach | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Energy is currently the most debated issue on Capitol Hill, and Republicans in Congress have seized the moment to stage a political coup, blaming Dem...

McCain's Bumper Sticker Strategy

Emily Pease | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Emily Pease

The simple-minded bumper stickers are back, and boy do they look good on the rear window of a 4x4: "Drill Here Drill Now." The policy they propose, though, doesn't look so good.

Oil: Supply vs. Demand

Harry Shearer | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Harry Shearer

Why are the Democrats in Congress, and the Obama campaign, still fluttering with anxiety to join the "Drill Here, Drill Now, Pay Less" campaign introduced and orchestrated by Newt Gingrich?

It's About the Economy, Not Drilling

Frances Beinecke | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Frances Beinecke

A clean energy economy isn't just about wind farms and solar roofs. We're talking about hundreds of thousands of jobs in precisely the sectors that are experiencing the greatest difficulties right now.

John McCain's Greatest Misses

Carl Pope | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Carl Pope

It's hard to understand how McCain can pretend that he is doing anything other than chasing the polls -- and the oil and nuclear industry's increasingly abundant lubrication of his campaign.

McCain's Energy Plan: Improved Light Bulbs

Cenk Uygur | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Cenk Uygur

I can't believe John McCain's entire energy policy is improved light bulbs! This is so unbecoming of a presidential candidate -- he needs to have big and bold ideas, like more drilling.

It's Not Oil Supply -- It's the High Fear Hype!

Steve Clemons | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Steve Clemons

This debate over oil and energy policy disgusts me because both Obama and McCain are trying to force short term, knee jerk responses to a major policy challenge for the nation.

Yes Conservatives, Inflated Tires Beats Coastal Drilling

Bill Scher | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Bill Scher

Obama was observing that coastal drilling would save us so little oil and so little money even twenty years from now, that you can actually save more money immediately by doing "simple things."

An Oil Drilling Platform We Can All Support

Art Brodsky | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Art Brodsky

The GOP Merry Pranksters are planning another guerilla-theatre performance as early as today. The motivating cause behind all their enthusiasm -- drilling for oil.

McCain Lies About Oil Drilling and the Media Yawns

Joseph Romm | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Joseph Romm

I don't see how there is any serious prospect for solving our energy security problem or our climate problem if the traditional media doesn't do any policing whatsoever of statements by major politicians.

Democrats' Crucial Mistake In the Gas Price Fight

David Roberts | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
David Roberts

The drilling "movement" is a classically right-wing operation -- top-heavy, fueled by corporate money, reliant on aggressive PR, and meant to intimidate D.C. decisionmakers. It is astroturf, not grassroots.

Nico Pitney

Senator Dole In Perpetual Offshore Drilling Flip-Flop | Nico Pitney | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Sometimes flip-flops happen so fast that the candidate can't even keep with his or her changing positions. Senator Elizabeth Dole, who is facing reel...