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Drill in the Gulf? No! Drill Into Detroit's Know-How

Dan Becker and James Gerstenzang | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Dan Becker and James Gerstenzang

What do we do after BP fixes the gusher in the Gulf of Mexico -- days, weeks or months from now? We tell them what to do with the rest of their oil: Keep it in the ground.

Oil and Trouble

Erik Rothenberg | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Erik Rothenberg

There is no leadership coming out of the White House on a safe and sustainable energy future, just more of the same, more artfully worded.

Obama Administration Pushing To Reopen New Offshore Drilling Exploration In Shallow Waters

Wall Street Journal | By LAURA MECKLER and JONATHAN WEISMAN | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

WASHINGTON--The Obama administration, facing rising anger on the Gulf Coast over the loss of jobs and income from a drilling moratorium, said Monday t...

Jeffrey Toobin on Obama's 'Drill Baby, Drill' Strategy

Alison van Diggelen | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Alison van Diggelen

Instead of Obama simply embracing a "drill baby drill" stance, Jeffrey Toobin suggests, "there may be some larger game at work."

Check-up on Obama's Energy Plan: Inflating the Tires, Not the Numbers

Bill Chameides | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Bill Chameides

If we all channeled candidate Obama and inflated our tires properly, we could save nearly as much oil as we are likely to discover by pursuing the offshore drilling plan President Obama recently introduced.

10 Ways Cities Can Cut Oil Use

Grist | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

Through smart land use, cities, towns, and many rural areas can give residents the option of driving less -- a direct way to stem the demand for offsh...

Want Not, Waste Not

Washington Post | Max Carter | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion

Perhaps if we all "lived in the virtue of that life and power which removes the occasion for a gluttonous desire for cheap, nonrenewable energy," BP a...

Jason Linkins

Media Drills Vapidity On Drilling Into Our Faces (VIDEO) | Jason Linkins | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

Obama came straight out of the blue this week with a decision to start up some crazy new offshore drilling campaign. It's an opportunity to ask some pretty substantive questions. Unfortunately, the media all had much better things to talk about.

Saving a California Beach Town

Ted Rhodes | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Ted Rhodes

On June 8, you have to save your town -- from slick Big Oil promises and from the misuse of the Initiative process.

Drill, Baby, Drill

Stephen Gyllenhaal | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Stephen Gyllenhaal

Obama has now opened up new drilling fields for oil. I want to understand, I do. More jobs? Enough gas into the future so that the big cars still being built in Detroit will remain cheap to drive?

Can Tom Peters Help Us Find Excellence In An America That Needs To Re-Set Its Thinking?

Steven G. Brant | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Steven G. Brant

I don't see much evidence that those proposing ways to fix what isn't working about America understand what really needs to be done. My concern extends to the biggest "fix what's broken" manager America has: President Barack Obama.

Sam Stein On Obama's Energy Plans: Once Again, The President Is Negotiating Against His Own Party (VIDEO)

Huff TV | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Huff TV

Huffington Post political reporter Sam Stein joined conservative radio host Micheal Medved Thursday on "The Ed Show," to discuss everything from Presi...

Jason Linkins

SHOCK: Offshore Drilling Decision Seems Unlikely To Result In GOP Support | Jason Linkins | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

As mentioned before, the conventional wisdom on President Obama's decision to backtrack on his previous support for a moratorium on drilling is that h...

Drill, Barack, Drill: Obama Reverses Position On Offshore Drilling (VIDEO)

The Huffington Post | Ben Craw | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

President Obama announced today a new energy policy that will open up waters along the southern Atlantic coastline, the eastern Gulf of Mexico, and pa...

Jason Linkins

Obama Announces Drilling Policy In Front Of Toyota Prius Of Fighter Planes | Jason Linkins | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

President Barack Obama, despite having previously supported a moratorium on offshore oil drilling during the 2008 presidential campaign, has announced...

Obama Goes Forward on Clean Cars, Backward on Offshore Drilling

Frances Beinecke | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Frances Beinecke

I do not support President Obama's decision to open vast areas of our oceans to offshore drilling. Expanding offshore drilling will take us backward, not forward.

What Impact Will Obama's Energy Proposal Have On California?

Posted 05.25.2011 | Los Angeles

In the wake of President Obama's new energy proposal, initial reports of its impact on California, particularly on proposed drilling off of Santa Barb...

Obama Oil Drilling Plan: East Coast, Alaska Waters Could Open For Drilling

Huffington Post/AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

Scroll down to watch video of President Obama arguing against offshore drilling during his 2008 presidential campaign. (Washington/AP) Reversing a ba...

7 Energy Villains In Your Government (PHOTOS, VIDEOS)

Huffington Post | Gazelle Emami | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

Moving away from our addiction to oil seems like a difficult task, but when you see members of Congress fighting to maintain the status quo, it seems ...

Sam Stein

Obama Defends Offshore Drilling But Won't Say 'Drill Baby Drill' | Sam Stein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

President Barack Obama restated his commitment to offshore drilling as part of a broader energy proposal on Thursday even as a massive oil spill in th...

NWF Heads to Gulf & BP's Dirty Campaign Cash: Watch NWF's Climate Capsule

Miles Grant | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Miles Grant

This week's National Wildlife Federation Climate Capsule focuses on the unfolding BP oil drilling disaster: NWF Senior Scientist Doug Inkley on lesson...

Changing the Game

Michael Brune | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Michael Brune

The next generation of power plants we build will last at least 40 to 50 years. In 2060, what will we and our children think about the choices we make today?

Green News Report -- March 18, 2010 (Audio)

Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen

TWITTER: @GreenNewsReport Now available via Stitcher Radio's way cool app! Listen on your iPhone, Android, Palm Pre and BlackBerry! IN TODAY'S RADIO ...

Voice off the Bayou

Frances Beinecke | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Frances Beinecke

"The reason there's so much oil out there is because there has always been so much life here," said Derrick Evans, a history teacher pondering the origins of petroleum reaching back 300 million years.

Aban Pearl, Offshore Oil Drilling Platform SINKS Off Coast Of Venezuela: No Spill, Says Government

Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) -- A natural-gas platform sank off Venezuela on Thursday after workers escaped in lifeboats and the last few leaped into the C...