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A Zero Emissions Manifesto for the Climate Justice Movement

Tom Weis | Posted 09.11.2014 | Green
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Tom Weis

Top military experts and government institutions like the U.S. Department of Defense and National Intelligence Council warn that climate destabilization threatens our national security, yet global emissions just keep going up.

Kate Sheppard

The Deal That Would Mean More Drilling In The Gulf Of Mexico

HuffingtonPost.com | 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 ...

Oil Executives, Experts Testify As 2010 Spill Trial Continues

Susan Buchanan | Posted 05.09.2013 | Green
Susan Buchanan

(This article is published in "The Louisiana Weekly" in the March 11, 2013 edition.) In the second week of a milestone spill trial at U.S. District ...

Sam Stein

BP's Influence Peddling Bears Fruit In Congress

HuffingtonPost.com | Sam Stein | Posted 03.12.2012 | Politics

As millions of barrels of oil began pouring into the Gulf of Mexico in April 2010, Democratic lawmakers began asking the question: what was the proper...

Sam Stein

Oil Spill Liability Laws Remain Unchanged But BP Clears Hurdle For More Gulf Drilling

HuffingtonPost.com | Sam Stein | Posted 12.21.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON D.C. -- The Obama administration is set to allow BP to resume exploratory drilling in the Gulf of Mexico roughly a year-and-a-half after th...

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.

John Rudolf

Department Of Justice Investigates BP For Faulty Oil Spill Estimates

HuffingtonPost.com | John Rudolf | Posted 10.21.2011 | Green

On April 25, 2010, BP assured the Gulf Coast that a disaster wasn't unfolding. Five days earlier, the Deepwater Horizon, a BP-leased rig in the Gul...

GOP Senator Lifts Hold On Obama Nominee After Deepwater Drilling Fight

AP | Posted 08.01.2011 | Politics

NEW ORLEANS (AP/The Huffington Post) -- U.S. Sen. David Vitter says he will release his hold on Dan Ashe, the president's nominee to head the U.S. Fis...

Fire on the Horizon

John Konrad | Posted 06.19.2011 | Green
John Konrad

The investigations into the Deepwater Horizon rig's demise over the one year since that tragedy have all pointed toward the corrupting influence of the same forces I experienced first hand working for the same company.

Sam Stein

One Year After BP, Congress Has Yet To Change Oil Spill Liability Cap

HuffingtonPost.com | Sam Stein | Posted 06.18.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- One year after a disastrous months-long oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico, Congress remains mired in disagreement over how much money vict...

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 ...

Tests on BP Well Blowout Preventer Confirm Redesign a Necessity

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

The US government is currently issuing permits to drill knowing full well that operators are using blowout preventers that are insufficiently designed to shut in blown out deepwater wells.

Green News Report: March 1, 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: Dems call...

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...

BP Asks Judge To Dismiss Oil Spill Claims

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

NEW ORLEANS — BP and other companies sued over the massive Gulf oil spill are asking a federal judge to dismiss many of the claims filed by business...

Deepwater Drilling Ban Lands Interior Department In Contempt Of Court

AP | MICHAEL KUNZELMAN | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

NEW ORLEANS — The federal judge who struck down the Obama administration's moratorium on deepwater drilling after the Gulf oil spill held the In...

Missed Opportunity: Spill Commission Rejected by Drillers

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

Because the administration made little more than a token effort to include influential industry representatives on the oil spill commission, the results are predictable. The industry will reject the report's important conclusions.

What's in and What's out in the Oil Damaged Gulf

Rocky Kistner | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Rocky Kistner

We have permitted the oil and gas industry to maintain a strangle-hold on our politicians and block clean energy solutions that will not only create new jobs but make the planet healthier for us all.

Drilling Ban Hasn't Cost Any Jobs In The Gulf, Feds Say

AP | MATTHEW DALY and ERICA WERNER | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

WASHINGTON — The deepwater drilling moratorium in the Gulf of Mexico has not increased unemployment in the region, says a new report from the Ob...

Big Oil Going 'To The End Of The Earth' To Meet Growing Energy Demand

AP | JOHN FLESHER and HARRY R. WEBER | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

MIAMI — The world's thirst for crude is leading oil exploration companies into ever deeper waters and ventures fraught with environmental and po...

Finding our Fossil Fuel Fix: Hydrofracking, Deepwater Drilling and Mountain Top Removal

Steven Cohen | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Steven Cohen

Hydrofracking, a method of injecting water, sand and chemicals into rock formations 8,000 feet deep in order to extract natural gas, is becoming a maj...

Sam Stein

Gibbs: Sen. Landrieu's Taking Hostage Of OMB Nominee 'Sad' and 'Outrageous'

HuffingtonPost.com | Sam Stein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

White House Press Secretary Robert Gibbs took aim at Senator Mary Landrieu (D-La) on Thursday, calling her decision to block the nomination of the nex...

Drilling Moratorium Stays, Feds Tell Oil Spill Commission

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

WASHINGTON — The top federal offshore oil drilling regulator is telling the presidential oil spill commission that the temporary halt to deepwat...

Deepwater Drilling Ban Costs 23,000 Oil Jobs

Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

WASHINGTON (Associated Press) - The deepwater drilling moratorium in the Gulf of Mexico costs at least 23,000 jobs, according to a federal document th...

Appeals Court Postpones Hearing On Drilling Ban

Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

NEW ORLEANS (Associated Press) - A federal appeals court has postponed a hearing on an overturned six-month moratorium on deepwater drilling. The mor...