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David Cameron Is Selling Off All England's Forests -- and Starting to Drill, Baby, Drill

Johann Hari | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Johann Hari

Since he came to power, David Cameron has broken every environmental promise he made -- and then gone much further by privatizing our cherished forests and opening deepwater drilling off our coasts.

A Fabulous Christmas Present

Javier Sierra | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Javier Sierra

President Obama, save that lovely bearded man some work and be our Santa: turn the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge into a national monument.

At National Oil Spill Commission Meeting, We Share Our Preliminary Findings

Frances Beinecke | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Frances Beinecke

Over the course of the past six months, the commission has detected a deeply embedded problem that transcends the actions of specific companies: We found systemic regulatory failure to protect the American public's interest.

BP: Busy Promoting a Culture of Recklessness

Rep. Luis Gutierrez | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Rep. Luis Gutierrez

We simply cannot continue approving permits that are rife with false claims such as support from experts who have long since passed away or environmental impact reports on animals that don't even reside in the region.

Smoke Baby, Smoke!

Scott Edwards | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Scott Edwards

Fossil fuels are to our ecosystems what cigarettes are to our human body systems.

Obama and Oil Drilling: How Can You Be Sure?

Bill Chameides | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Bill Chameides

Is the benefit of the extra oil we will get from deepwater drilling (half a year's worth of additional crude) worth the environmental risks of another major accident? The Obama administration has obviously decided yes.

BP's well is dead, but so are the fish

Rocky Kistner | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Rocky Kistner

On the day that BP and coast guard officials were high-fiving each other over permanently killing the well from hell, oil-soaked Plaquemines Parish su...

Dan Froomkin

Regulatory Capture Of Oil Drilling Agency Exposed In Report | Dan Froomkin | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

In a dramatic illustration of regulatory capture, a new report from an Interior Department review board has found that poorly trained, ill-equipped an...

New National Ocean Policy Will Help Protect the "Blue Heart of the Planet"

Sarah Chasis | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Sarah Chasis

Tomorrow evening at the Commonwealth Club of California, the Council on Environmental Quality Chairwoman Nancy Sutley and National Oceanic and Atmosph...

Arctic oil - the battle begins

Michael Jacobs | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Michael Jacobs

The dramatic occupation by Greenpeace campaigners of an oil rig in the freezing seas off the coast of Greenland last week marks the first skirmish in ...

Hickenlooper Faces a Skeptical West Slope

David Frey | Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver
David Frey

Hickenlooper, Denver's incredibly popular mayor, doesn't have the race locked up on the West Slope. On top of the issues they'll be looking at is his stance on oil and gas development.

BP Texas City Victims Fight To Overturn 2005 Settelment

Huffington Post | Sara Yin | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

David Leining, a BP worker based in the oil giant's Texas City refinery, was in a construction trailer discussing safety issues of all things when he ...

BP May Re-Drill Near Gulf of Mexico Oil Well Site

AFP | Erica Berenstein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

NEW ORLEANS, Louisiana (AFP) -- BP has shrugged off a potential public relations hit when the energy giant said it may drill a new well in the Gulf of...

Putting BP's Oil Spill Into Context

Bill Chameides | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Bill Chameides

Crossposted with How unusual is it for 4.9 million barrels of oil to be spilled into the ocean? The newspapers tell us that the ...

Gulf Oil Blowout and Gusher: Environmental Catastrophe or Much Ado About Nothing?

Bill Chameides | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Bill Chameides

The blowout accident is just one more in a seemingly endless string of environmental insults and injuries. Life on the bayou gets harder each year and a rich and unique heritage is slowly eroding away.

Deepwater Has Been Great For Halliburton

Huffington Post | Sara Yin | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

Some companies wear controversy like a good suit. Take Halliburton--this morning, the drilling company reported a whopping 83 percent jump in profits ...

27,000 Potential Leaks

Al Gore | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Al Gore

These are 27,000 potential environmental catastrophes waiting to happen. We need action now -- not only to make sure these wells are safe, but also to move away from fossil fuels, so no more wells need to be drilled.

Sam Stein

Obama Wants To Continue Deepwater Drilling If It's Proven Safe: Gibbs | Sam Stein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

White House Press Secretary Robert Gibbs affirmed on Monday that President Obama remains committed to deepwater drilling once thorough safety checks a...

BP: Cap on Gushing Well Removed, Oil Flows Freely

Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

NEW ORLEANS (AP) -- Robotic submarines working a mile underwater removed a leaking cap from the gushing Gulf oil well Saturday, starting a painful tra...

Obama to open up 1.8 million Alaskan acres to drilling

Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) -- The Interior Department is offering oil and gas leases on 1.8 million acres of Alaska's National Petroleum Reserve while pro...

Thank You So Very, Very Much, British Petrol

Mark Morford | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Mark Morford

Please sit down. Take a deep breath. I am going to ask you to recall something very traumatic and painful, to take a moment and remember exactly how things were not all that long ago.

Kagan in Context: Shafting Progressive Values

Norman Solomon | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Norman Solomon

The White House is in the grip of conventional centrist wisdom. Grim results stretch from Afghanistan to the Gulf of Mexico to communities across the USA.

Sam Stein

Seadrill, Other Controversial Gulf Rig, Gets Passing Grade From Obama Administration | Sam Stein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

The Department of Interior issued a report on Wednesday determining that a potentially unsafe oil rig operating in the Gulf of Mexico had in fact pass...

Dan Froomkin

Gulf Oil Spill: A Symbol Of What Fossil Fuels Do To The Earth Every Day, Say Environmentalists | Dan Froomkin | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

The leading edge of a vast oil slick started to come ashore in Louisiana on Thursday night, a shroud of devastation falling on America's coastline eve...

Lighten Up and Let The Good Times Roll

Dr. Cheryl Pappas | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Dr. Cheryl Pappas

I wonder how Americans got to a place where the social defense of "lighten up" is our response to everything, from oil spills to middle class looting by Goldman Sachs.