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'Green News Report' - January 5, 2012

Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen | Posted 03.06.2012 | 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: Riots ove...

After Quakes, Owner To Lower Pressure In Ohio Well

AP | Posted 03.05.2012 | Green

COLUMBUS, Ohio — The owner of a northeast Ohio well used to dispose of wastewater from oil and gas drilling plans to remove material from it to ...

'Green News Report' - January 3, 2012

Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen | Posted 03.04.2012 | 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: We're bac...

'Green News Report' - December 22, 2011

Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen | Posted 02.21.2012 | 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: Breaking:...

'Green News Report' - December 20, 2011

Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen | Posted 02.19.2012 | 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: Rush Limb...

President Obama Risks the Arctic and His Voter Base

Philip Radford | Posted 02.07.2012 | Green
Philip Radford


$39 Billion, Just the Tip of the $20 Trillion Oil Iceberg

Jigar Shah | Posted 01.30.2012 | Green
Jigar Shah

Our energy needs are in conflict are out of synch with natural systems. In the case of the Caspian Sea's $39 billion oil-drilling project, here are some facts.

Can We Avoid Locking Ourselves Into Runaway Climate Change?

Kelly Rigg | Posted 01.14.2012 | Green
Kelly Rigg

It's as if this year the International Energy Agency wanted to grab us by the shoulders and give us a good shake. And coming from an institution that was long considered a cheerleader for the fossil and nuclear industries, we would do well to pay attention.

Jordan Howard

Americans Favor One Energy Option Above Others | Jordan Howard | Posted 01.11.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- A majority of the public still supports government funding for alternative energy research, although the degree of enthusiasm has decrea...

'Drill, Baby, Drill' Returns

AP | By DINA CAPPIELLO | Posted 12.27.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- It's still "drill, baby, drill." After the nation's largest offshore oil spill and a series of pipeline breaks, Republican presidential ...

Also Ensuring the Common Good

Joe Sestak | Posted 12.26.2011 | Politics
Joe Sestak

The role of government is not to strangle rugged individualism, but to encourage it -- while ensuring that the common enterprise, the common good, of our citizens is enhanced and not harmed.

The New Wild West: America's Oil Drilling Towns

AP | By MARC LEVY | Posted 12.26.2011 | Business

TOWANDA, Pa. -- In a modern-day echo of the raucous Old West, small towns enjoying a boom in oil and gas drilling are seeing a sharp increase in drunk...

U.S. Allowing BP To Bid On Leases In The Gulf

The New York Times | Posted 12.14.2011 | Green

HOUSTON — After an internal debate, the Obama administration announced on Thursday that BP would be allowed to bid on new oil leases in the Gulf of ...

Concern Grows Over Plan to Drill for Oil Near Florida Keys

Michael Deibert | Posted 12.04.2011 | Green
Michael Deibert

The news that the Spanish oil giant, Repsol, intends to begin exploratory drilling in the waters directly north of Cuba, has set off a chorus of criticism in Cuba's neighbor to the north: the United States.

Turkish Ship Begins Cyprus Oil, Gas Exploration

AP | By SELCAN HACAOGLU and MENELAOS HADJICOSTIS | Posted 11.27.2011 | World

ANKARA, Turkey -- Turkey is using its navy and air force to escort a ship conducting oil and gas exploration off Cyprus, an official said Tuesday, in ...

Bonnie Christian

Bo Derek Campaigns To Save Amazon Rainforest | Bonnie Christian | Posted 11.27.2011 | Green

While the rest of the world succumbed to the last ice age, an ecological haven avoided the freeze. Today, it is one of the most biodiverse areas on th...

Standing Up for Our Western Lands and Heritage

Bill Eikenberry | Posted 11.23.2011 | Green
Bill Eikenberry

Despite claims by oil and gas companies, the truth is that we can have both more responsible energy development and common sense protections for western lands.

Is the White House Ready for a Cuban Deep Water Drilling Disaster?

Anya Landau French | Posted 11.20.2011 | Green
Anya Landau French

Less than three months before deep-water drilling begins in Cuban waters, neither Congress nor the administration have taken the necessary steps to help prevent or respond to another disaster.

BP's Bad Timing

Jackie Savitz | Posted 11.08.2011 | Green
Jackie Savitz

If you were BP, wouldn't you wait for the right time to go back to the U.S. government to ask for more permits to drill? What would seem like a good time to do that?

Conventional Wisdom on Tar Sands Destroyed

Glenn Hurowitz | Posted 11.06.2011 | Green
Glenn Hurowitz

If we're really concerned about security, tar sands oil should be a last-gap, man-the-barricades option -- something we as a society hope we never have to use.

Jon Ward

Jon Huntsman's Jobs Plan Cements Shift From Green Republican To Energy Hawk | Jon Ward | Posted 10.31.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON – As recently as June, an environmental website declared former Utah Gov. Jon Huntsman the "greenest" of the Republican presidential cand...

Oil From the Gulf of Mexico

Bill Chameides | Posted 10.30.2011 | Green
Bill Chameides

It is often claimed that President Obama is against big oil, wants to shut down all oil extraction and exploration in the United States. Really? You think so?

Are We Really Ready to Expose Our Arctic Waters to the Threat of a Major Oil Spill?

Dennis Takahashi-Kelso | Posted 10.25.2011 | Green
Dennis Takahashi-Kelso

The icy waters north of Alaska are home to polar bears, walruses and whales; it's a fragile environment, and our understanding of this unique marine ecosystem is not well developed.

John Rudolf

Department Of Justice Investigates BP For Faulty Oil Spill Estimates | John Rudolf | Posted 10.21.2011 | Green

On April 25, 2010, BP assured the Gulf Coast that a disaster wasn't unfolding. Five days earlier, the Deepwater Horizon, a BP-leased rig in the Gul...

Federal Judge Throws Out Obama Drilling Rules

AP | By MEAD GRUVER | Posted 10.12.2011 | Green

CHEYENNE, Wyo. -- A judge on Friday threw out Obama administration rules that sought to slow down expedited environmental review of oil and gas drilli...