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Obama Takes To Nevada And Colorado To Talk Energy, Expanding Drilling In The Gulf

HuffingtonPost.com | Lucia Graves | Posted 03.27.2012 | Green

WASHINGTON -- President Barack Obama will double down on his "all-of-the-above" energy strategy on Thursday when he announces the Interior Department'...

Final Government Report on BP Blowout Cites "Poor Risk Management

Robert L. Cavnar | Posted 11.14.2011 | Green
Robert L. Cavnar

Today, the Joint Investigation Team issued its final report on it's investigation of BP's Macondo Well Blowout and subsequent oil spill that occurred on April 20, 2010.

The "Friday Syndrome" and Gulf Oil Drilling

Jackie Savitz | Posted 10.22.2011 | Green
Jackie Savitz

In case you were lucky enough to have already left for the weekend, take note: the Obama administration will sell more leases for offshore oil and gas drilling in the Gulf of Mexico in spite of the risk of another major spill.

Gulf Activists Stage Protest as BP's Cleanup Slows

Susan Buchanan | Posted 10.21.2011 | Green
Susan Buchanan

BP's gushing well was capped in mid-July of last year but that was hardly the end of the spill saga for Gulf Coast residents.

BPing the Arctic, Again -- Fast-Tracking Shell's Dangerous Drilling

Subhankar Banerjee | Posted 10.15.2011 | Green
Subhankar Banerjee

We must envision and fight for a sustainable and clean energy future for our sake, our future generation and for all life on earth.

Unfair Treatment Of Suspended Arctic Scientist?

AP | By BECKY BOHRER | Posted 10.12.2011 | Green

JUNEAU, Alaska -- An inquiry is under way into the treatment of suspended Arctic scientist Charles Monnett, an Interior Department official said. The...

Marcus Baram

House Committee Wants To Drop Proposal To Expand Offshore Drilling Oversight

HuffingtonPost.com | Marcus Baram | Posted 09.11.2011 | Green

House Republicans want to drop one of the key components of the Interior Department's overhaul of the troubled agency responsible for oversight of off...

Marcus Baram

The Wake-Up Call: Oil Company Faulted For Rig Fire

HuffingtonPost.com | Marcus Baram | Posted 07.31.2011 | Green

The Bureau of Ocean Energy Management, Regulation and Enforcement (BOEMRE) released the findings of its investigation into a fire last September on a ...

Pre-Spill, Coastal Threats Cannot Be Ignored, Environmentalists Say

Susan Buchanan | Posted 07.02.2011 | Green
Susan Buchanan

This article was published in the Louisiana Weekly in the May 2, 2011 edition. Before the BP spill, a number of Louisiana towns were underwater, loc...

Are the New Subsea Oilwell Containment Companies Ready? Maybe

Robert L. Cavnar | Posted 05.28.2011 | Green
Robert L. Cavnar

Besides the obvious weaknesses in subsea BOPs, and hence well control, I am concerned about having competing groups doing subsea containment.

Jobs Lost to Deep Drilling Ban Less Than Predicted

Susan Buchanan | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Susan Buchanan

The Gulf Coast remains banged up and broken from BP's spill. But worries that Louisiana workers would be hit hard by the federal drilling ban still haven't materialized.

Obama Blinks. Deepwater Drilling to Resume

Robert L. Cavnar | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Robert L. Cavnar

On Monday, as we predicted, the Obama administration blinked on deepwater oil and gas development, clearing the way for 16 deepwater projects to resume without environmental review.

Another Nail in the Coffin of Offshore Drilling Safety Reform

Robert L. Cavnar | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Robert L. Cavnar

Earmarks were not the only government spending plans that died when Harry Reid pulled the Senate omnibus spending bill this week.  So, too, did f...