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A Primer for the New Congress

Llewellyn King | Posted 11.11.2014 | Politics
Llewellyn King

Welcome to Washington, new members of Congress. It is a city of museums, statues, self-importance and arcane ways.

Obama Opened Floodgates for Offshore Fracking in Recent Gulf of Mexico Lease

Steve Horn | Posted 10.28.2014 | Green
Steve Horn

Cross-Posted from DeSmogBlogIn little-noticed news arising out of a recent Gulf of Mexico offshore oil and gas lease held by the U.S. Department of In...

Not Just the Atlantic: Obama Leasing Millions of Gulf Acres for Offshore Drilling

Steve Horn | Posted 09.23.2014 | Green
Steve Horn

Deploying the age-old "Friday news dump," President Barack Obama's Interior Department gave the green light on Friday, July 18 to companies to deploy seismic air guns to examine the scope of Atlantic Coast offshore oil-and-gas reserves.

Kate Sheppard

The Long, Strange Case Of An Arctic Whistleblower

HuffingtonPost.com | Kate Sheppard | Posted 12.06.2013 | Green

WASHINGTON -- The long, strange story of Charles Monnett, a wildlife biologist who spent 14 years working in Alaska for the Department of Interior, is...

Kate Sheppard

Coal Power Giant Wins Lease For Offshore Wind Farm

HuffingtonPost.com | Kate Sheppard | Posted 09.05.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- A giant of coal-fired power won a $1.6 million lease to build the first wind farm off the coast of Virginia on Wednesday, a development ...

Lawsuit proceeds against Taylor Energy over a 9-year Gulf leak

Susan Buchanan | Posted 09.28.2013 | Green
Susan Buchanan

(This article is published in "The Louisiana Weekly" in the July 29, 2013 edition.) Early last week, U.S. District Court Judge Susie Morgan in New Or...

Oil Seeps and Slicks Studied Near BP's Macondo Well

Susan Buchanan | Posted 07.15.2012 | Green
Susan Buchanan

Scientists say oil and gas seeps surrounding BP's Deepwater Horizon well appear to be mostly natural and to pre-date the 2010 spill.

Marine Life Suffers Near BP's Deepwater Horizon Site

Susan Buchanan | Posted 07.08.2012 | Green
Susan Buchanan

Dolphins are washing up dead while fish disappear as oil and dispersants from BP's 2010 spill lurk in Gulf waters and marshes.

Tom Zeller Jr.

Oil Spill Commission Action Group Gives Congress Low Grades For Regulatory Reform On Drilling

HuffingtonPost.com | Tom Zeller Jr. | Posted 04.18.2012 | Green

Two years after BP's Deepwater Horizon drilling rig foundered and sank in the waters of the Gulf of Mexico, killing 11 crew members and unleashing an ...

About 60 Percent Of Gulf Oil Still Shut After Lee

AP | Posted 11.06.2011 | Green

NEW ORLEANS -- Federal regulators say about 60 percent of the normal daily oil production in the Gulf of Mexico is still turned off following the pass...

Interior Secretary: 'Absolutely' No BP Deal On Deepwater Drilling

Reuters | Posted 06.04.2011 | Business

MEXICO CITY/WASHINGTON - The U.S. interior secretary on Monday rejected media reports that BP was striking a deal to resume deepwater drilling in ...

U.S. Approves First Deepwater Drilling Permit In Gulf Since BP Spill

AP | CHRIS KAHN | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

NEW YORK — The U.S. has approved the first deepwater drilling permit in the Gulf of Mexico since BP's massive oil spill. The Bureau of Ocean Ener...

Green News Report: January 27, 2011 (Audio)

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

TWITTER: @GreenNewsReport. The 'GNR' is also now available on your cell phone via Stitcher Radio's mobile app!. IN TODAY'S RADIO REPORT: From the ...

Green News Report: January 25, 2011 (Audio)

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

IN TODAY'S RADIO REPORT: Getting "Gas"-y at the Oscars; Freakin' Frackin'; Natural disasters are expensive; Catastrophic flooding, drought around the world.

Green News Report: January 20, 2011 (Audio)

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

TWITTER: @GreenNewsReport. The 'GNR' is also now available on your cell phone via Stitcher Radio's mobile app!. IN TODAY'S RADIO REPORT: Fox "News...

Oil Spill Commission: "Congress Must Act"

Regan Nelson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Regan Nelson

The conclusions laid out in the final Oil Spill Commission report could not be more stark. Without fundamental reforms, a disaster could well recur.

Feds Will Begin Surprise Oil Rig Inspections

Yahoo! News | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

The U.S. offshore drilling agency will begin conducting surprise inspections on oil rigs as part of a new aggressive enforcement effort adopted by the...

BP's Incentive: To Not Capture All the Oil

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

While they have every incentive to get the well killed, BP also has every incentive to not capture 100% of the well flow until they do. As soon as they do, then a real, measurable spill number will be in front of the public.

Lucia Graves

BP's Atlantis: Oil Giant To Be Sued Over Safety Of Another Deepwater Rig

HuffingtonPost.com | Lucia Graves | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

Watchdog group Food & Water Watch formally gave notice Thursday of its intent to sue BP along with the federal government for violating a slew of safe...

Bill To Remove Oil Spill Liability Cap Moves Forward In Senate

Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON (Associated Press) -- Congress began advancing legislation Wednesday that imposes new safeguards on offshore oil drilling in hopes of preve...

MMS No More: Meet The Bureau of Ocean Energy Management, Regulation and Enforcement

Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

WASHINGTON (AP) -- The Minerals Management Service - well, the name anyway - now sits on the scrap heap of discarded monikers alongside ValuJet, Blac...