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Outer Continental Shelf

Kate Sheppard

The Deal That Would Mean More Drilling In The Gulf Of Mexico | Kate Sheppard | Posted 12.12.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -– The bipartisan budget deal unveiled Tuesday night includes a provision that would open up new parts of the Gulf of Mexico for oil and ...

Shell's 'Let's Go' Ad in HuffPo: Why We Mustn't Allow Shell to Go... to America's Arctic Seas

Subhankar Banerjee | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Subhankar Banerjee

Last Sunday, after I posted my most recent blog, "Climate Educators Wanted," I visited the Green page in HuffPost. My eyes lit up. Before my eyes, the...

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.

Statistical Grok on Oil: A 'Crude' Awakening?

Bill Chameides | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Bill Chameides

Here's a comparison of the amounts of oil Americans can expect to gain or save from three well-touted options.

Is Drilling the Answer?

Bill Chameides | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Bill Chameides

All politics aside, I would like to share with you the information I have been able to gather with regard to the amount of oil we might be able to get from offshore drilling.

We Tried Offshore Drilling and Oil Prices Doubled

Joseph Romm | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Joseph Romm

In 2006, we opened for drilling the Outer Continental shelf estimated to contain more than 40 billion barrels of oil. Oil prices were$60 a barrel then. In the two years since, prices have more than have doubled.

The Truth About Offshore Drilling

Michael Schwartz | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Michael Schwartz

Though McCain's plan for offshore drilling will not ease the energy crisis, it is dandy patronage for the oil industry, who will be able to make nice profits from extracting and selling the 200,000 barrels per day.

Addicted to Oil: The Bush Legacy

Bill Katovsky | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Bill Katovsky

It's hard to take much stock in whatever Bush has to say about oil or energy policy. His stance on this issue have always been entropic, misguided, and typically wrong.