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Oil Drilling

Under Pressure, OPEC Hammers Out Deal to Raise Oil Supply

Posted 08.08.2011 | Business

VIENNA (Ramin Mostafavi and Alex Lawler) - OPEC producers on Wednesday hammered out a deal to raise oil supplies for the first time in four years to s...

The Obvious Solutions Newt Gingrich Is Missing

Andy Mannle | Posted 07.20.2011 | Green
Andy Mannle

Newt Gingrich is an ideas man. He's all about solutions. But by environmental solutions, he means solving problems the fossil fuel industry has with environmental regulation.

The Climate Post: U.K.'s "Greenest Government Ever" Charges Ahead With Nuclear Power

Mason Inman | Posted 07.19.2011 | Green
Mason Inman

David Cameron, has repeatedly pledged to create the "greenest government ever," and now the country has adopted a new, ambitious goal for cutting greenhouse gas emissions, aiming by 2025 to slash them by half, compared with 1990.

Move Over Cold War: The 'Ice War' Cometh

Kelly Rigg | Posted 07.16.2011 | Green
Kelly Rigg

Warming more than twice as fast as other parts of the world, the Arctic is on the receiving end of climate change, and oil development in the region is one of the drivers of change.

The Return of Drill, Baby, Drill

Steven Cohen | Posted 07.16.2011 | Green
Steven Cohen

With gasoline prices now north of $4 a gallon, and the summer driving season upon us, politicians have predictably resumed pandering to the oil industry and those who think we can drill our way back to cheaper energy.

David Cameron's Claims to Be a "Green" Prime Minister Go Up in Flames

Johann Hari | Posted 07.14.2011 | Green
Johann Hari

You certainly wouldn't have expected Cameron's latest plan. He has decided to convert us to a new energy source that seems, in the U.S., to have released cancer-causing chemicals and radiation into the water supply.

Gulf Residents Say No to Congressional Push for Faster, Dangerous Drilling

Rocky Kistner | Posted 07.13.2011 | Green
Rocky Kistner

We have a tone deaf Congress that seems bent on ignoring recent history, including the fact their constituents are still suffering economic, emotional and physical harm from the oil disaster.

Ryan Grim

Dem Senators Defend Big Oil Against Own Party | Ryan Grim | Posted 07.11.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The Democratic attempt to take on the major oil companies is being challenged from within, with representatives of producing states rush...

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...

Stop the Dangerous Bills for More Drilling

Rocky Kistner | Posted 07.03.2011 | Green
Rocky Kistner

Opening federal waters to drilling, while cutting governmental oversight and safety measures, is sort of like telling the designer of the Titanic to forget about the icebergs and just build more ships. Full speed ahead!

Oil Subsidies: The Joke's on Taxpayers

Bill Meadows | Posted 06.19.2011 | Green
Bill Meadows

If there were any moment to end the subsidies, it is now. With gas prices playing jump rope with the $4/gallon mark, oil companies will soon be seeing the same kind of record profits that they saw in 2008.

Fire on the Horizon

John Konrad | Posted 06.19.2011 | Green
John Konrad

The investigations into the Deepwater Horizon rig's demise over the one year since that tragedy have all pointed toward the corrupting influence of the same forces I experienced first hand working for the same company.

Accounting for a Manmade Disaster in the Gulf, a Year Later

Ian Somerhalder | Posted 06.18.2011 | Green
Ian Somerhalder

We will not escape in this lifetime the effects of such a tragedy. We need much better regulation of the oil and gas industry and stronger enforcement standards if we are to drill in the first place.

Oil Companies May Have Avoided Paying Billions To Government

The Center for Public Integrity | Posted 06.15.2011 | Green
The Center for Public Integrity

The Huffington Post is a sponsor of the Center for Public Integrity iWatch News by Aaron Mehta Even as leaders grapple with the nation's fiscal trou...

Walking for Truth

Cherri Foytlin | Posted 06.14.2011 | Green
Cherri Foytlin

This week, I've come to Washington, D.C. from the Gulf Coast. Thirty-four days and 1,243 miles ago, I set off on foot from New Orleans, Louisiana. Why have I walked the whole way?

Obama Lays Out Ambitious Clean Energy Plan, Now We Need to Make It a Reality

Frances Beinecke | Posted 05.31.2011 | Green
Frances Beinecke

The nation can meet the president's proposed target through an increased combination of energy efficiency, renewable power, and better use of natural gas.

Ground Zero Law Firm Sues Over Colorado Drilling

David Frey | Posted 05.28.2011 | Denver
David Frey

A New York law firm that won a major settlement for World Trade Center rescue workers is representing residents of Colorado's Western Slope who say th...

The Imaginary World in Which Washington Lives

Dean Baker | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Dean Baker

When a politician says that they want to end environmental restrictions on drilling in order to end U.S. dependence on foreign oil or bring the price of gas down, they are speaking utter nonsense.

Palin Blames Obama For High Gas Prices

The Huffington Post | Nick Wing | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Former Alaska Governor Sarah Palin blasted President Obama in a Facebook post on Tuesday, accusing his administration of intentionally pushing energy ...

Marcus Baram

EXCLUSIVE: BP's Other Troubled Gulf Rig Cleared In New Government Report | Marcus Baram | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

Scroll down to read the report NEW YORK -- BP's other troubled offshore oil rig in the Gulf of Mexico has been cleared to operate despite some proble...

The Coming Oil Crisis and Your Investments

Dan Solin | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Dan Solin

Talk of unrest in the Middle East fills the airways. Will the rising prices in oil end our "tenuous" economic recovery and plunge us into another recession?

Earth Activism: What We Don't Want

Subhankar Banerjee | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Subhankar Banerjee

The EPA is under attack from the Republicans, and we must fight to protect the very agency that works to protect public and ecological health in America. Is this a private fight or can anyone get in it? Earth activism is a public fight.

Brooklyn Filmmaker's Boomtown Strikes it Rich

Dan Collins | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Dan Collins

Brooklyn filmmaker Rachel Libert's TV documentary marvelously captures the bust-to-boom transformation of a tiny North Dakota town where oil is discovered.

Activist Faces 10 Years in Prison After Trying to Save Public Lands From Oil and Gas Companies

Tina Gerhardt | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Tina Gerhardt

In 2008, Tim DeChristopher bid $1.7 million for 22,000 acres of land that would have been used for oil and gas drilling. He did not have the funds. Last week, I had the chance to ask him about his upcoming trial.

Life on Earth Ends -- Polar Bears Remain Unendangered

Ned Goldreyer | Posted 05.25.2011 | Comedy
Ned Goldreyer

Despite their unrelenting hunger for man-meat and unshakable goal of eradicating us from the planet, there are those among us who bemoan the passage o...