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Are White House Insiders With Connections to Big Oil Undermining the President's Climate Change Agenda?

Paul Alexander | Posted 10.29.2015 | Green
Paul Alexander

How in good faith can Obama lobby world leaders to fight climate change when his own administration has weakened the RFS, a law -- signed by George W. Bush no less! -- that has reduced greenhouse gas emissions since its inception a decade ago?

Shell Comes Up Empty: A Moment Of Clarity

Susan Murray | Posted 10.07.2015 | Green
Susan Murray

We can see this withdrawal as not just a victory for the Arctic but also as an opportunity to take stock of our unhealthy relationship with fossil fuels.

Shell Shocker?

Michael Brune | Posted 09.28.2015 | Green
Michael Brune

Nothing brightens a Monday morning like this kind of news: "Shell pulls the plug on Arctic exploration." With a single headline, the fight to protect the Arctic from a major offshore oil spill has reached the best kind of ending.

Dry Hole Gives Shell Excuse to Bow Out of Arctic

Robert L. Cavnar | Posted 09.28.2015 | Green
Robert L. Cavnar

I believe that Shell threw in the towel after experiencing 10 years of market therapy. The volatility of oil prices, added to chronically low natural gas prices, make the economics of this project stink even if it was logistically feasible to develop oil and gas reserves this remotely.

Drill, Baby, Drill? No Thanks, Shell Says

AP | Jade Walker | Posted 09.30.2015 | Business

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — Royal Dutch Shell will cease exploration in Arctic waters off Alaska's coast following disappointing results ...

From Ben to Beneficial

Michael Brune | Posted 09.17.2015 | Green
Michael Brune

Without realizing it, many of us are helping out the giant corporations that want to extract and burn every last bit of coal, oil, and gas on the planet.

Arctic Reality

Michael Brune | Posted 09.08.2015 | Green
Michael Brune

Last week, President Obama made the most extensive presidential visit to Alaska ever. He hiked on a glacier, met with Native Alaskans, and became the first president ever to visit the Arctic Circle. Throughout, he was calling attention to the real, on-the-ground effects of climate change.

Kerry On Arctic: 'We're Not Going To Suddenly Be Weaned From Oil'

The Huffington Post | Kate Sheppard | Posted 09.04.2015 | Politics

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Obama Administration Gives Mixed Messages On Climate Change

The Huffington Post | Jared Greenhouse | Posted 08.21.2015 | Politics

The Obama administration gave final approval on Monday to Shell to resume exploratory drilling for oil in the Arctic Ocean for the firs...

Shell Officially Allowed To Drill In The Arctic

Reuters | Marina Fang | Posted 08.17.2015 | Politics

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Activists Dangle From Oregon Bridge To Stop Shell Icebreaker

AP/HuffPost | Andy Campbell | Posted 07.30.2015 | Green

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) -- Authorities forced protesters in kayaks from a river Thursday in Portland, Oregon, where the demonstrators were trying to stop...

A Bad Call On Shell

Michael Brune | Posted 07.23.2015 | Green
Michael Brune

Not only do we not need that oil and gas -- we can't even afford to use it if we want to meet the urgent imperative to limit climate disruption.

Shell Granted Permits For Arctic Drilling, But Is Not Yet Allowed To Drill

Reuters | Marina Fang | Posted 07.22.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Interior Department on Wednesday granted Royal Dutch Shell <RDSa.L> two final permits to explore for crude in t...

Harvard Business School Report Promotes Oudated Energy Vision

Carol Pierson Holding | Posted 07.20.2015 | Green
Carol Pierson Holding

We're all tempted to point fingers at a policy recommendation that will delay achieving a zero emissions future while bolstering fossil fuel and power businesses. Isn't this just business as usual?

From Incompetent to Incomprehensible

Michael Brune | Posted 07.17.2015 | Green
Michael Brune

Tomorrow is an Arctic Day of Action to tell President Obama that allowing Royal Dutch Shell (or anyone) to drill in the Arctic is, as Al Gore put it bluntly yesterday, "insane." Time's running out to prevent a three-way collision between the incompetent, the incomparable and the incomprehensible.

Fracking: A Dangerous, Unnecessary 'Bridge'

Scott Novak | Posted 07.14.2015 | Green
Scott Novak

Healthier, greener options already exist; we need only to summon the willpower to enact them. Therefore, when the fracking moratorium expires and it comes time, once again, to say "no" to fracking in Maryland, let this "no" resound permanently into this beautiful state's future.

Greenwash: Shell May Remove 'Oil' From Name as it Moves to Tap Arctic, Gulf of Mexico

Steve Horn | Posted 07.30.2015 | Green
Steve Horn

Shell Oil has announced it may take a page out of the BP "Beyond Petroleum" greenwashing book, rebranding itself as something other than an oil company for its United States-based unit. "Oil" could at some point in the near future be removed from the name.

Kate Sheppard

Shell's Arctic Drilling Plan May Have A Walrus Problem | Kate Sheppard | Posted 07.01.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Shell's plan to drill in the Arctic this summer has met plenty of opposition from environmental advocates. But it might be the walrus th...

9 Home Decor Crafts Using Goodies From the Beach

Hometalk | Posted 06.08.2015 | HuffPost Home

Summer's on its way in, which means hello beach days! While you're lounging in the sun and leaving footprints in the sand, don't forget to collect shells and other beach treasures for some amazing crafts and decorating ideas.

Obama and Oil

Michael Brune | Posted 06.01.2015 | Green
Michael Brune

President Obama's own Department of the Interior has already predicted that, if Shell is allowed to proceed with drilling, the likelihood of a large spill is 75 percent. So who's going to clean it up -- and with what completely unproven technology?

Arctic Nightmare

Michael Brune | Posted 05.18.2015 | Green
Michael Brune

When I woke up and realized that Romney had lost the election, I was momentarily relieved. But then the nightmare started all over again. Because everything else really did happen -- only it was President Barack Obama, the man we worked so hard to put in the White House, whose Interior Department decided it would be OK to spill oil in the Arctic.

Kate Sheppard

Obama Administration Approves Shell's Drilling Plan For The Arctic | Kate Sheppard | Posted 05.12.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The Obama administration on Monday granted conditional approval to Shell to begin exploratory drilling in the Arctic, which the Departme...

Shell's Arctic Ambitions Held Up in Seattle

James Stafford | Posted 05.06.2015 | Business
James Stafford

It is not at all clear that Shell will, in fact, move forward with drilling, even if it can obtain a city permit in time. It still needs to receive the necessary approvals from the U.S. Department of Interior for its drilling plans in the Chukchi Sea.

Seattle Requires New Permit for Shell's Arctic Drill Ship to Moor, but May Not Issue It

Alaska Dispatch News | Posted 05.05.2015 | Green
Alaska Dispatch News

A drill ship that Shell intends to use to drill oil wells in Arctic waters off Alaska cannot be moored at the Port of Seattle without a new permit, Seattle city officials said Monday.

Alaska Lawmakers Take Shot at State of Washington Over Arctic Development

Alaska Dispatch News | Posted 06.10.2015 | Politics
Alaska Dispatch News

After sending salvos at President Barack Obama and federal government bureaucrats in Washington, D.C., top Republicans in the Alaska Legislature have a new focus for their ire: Washington Gov. Jay Inslee and Seattle's mayor and city council, foes who they say would stymie oil development in the Arctic.