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Obama Administration To Whales, Dolphins: You Go Deaf, We'll Get Oil

Miyoko Sakashita | Posted 07.22.2014 | Green
Miyoko Sakashita

It isn't just the nightmarish consequences of this noise pollution that makes this plan wrong. We know drilling along the Atlantic Coast will mean a higher risk for oil spills, more polluted beaches and waters, more industrial equipment and fewer pristine places for wildlife and people.

Obama Opens East Coast To Oil Exploration For First Time In Decades

AP | JASON DEAREN | Posted 07.18.2014 | Green

ST. AUGUSTINE BEACH, Fla. (AP) — The Obama administration is reopening the Eastern Seaboard to offshore oil and gas exploration, approving seismic s...

Feds Block Drilling On 400,000 Acres To Protect Threatened Bird

AP | NICHOLAS RICCARDI | Posted 06.18.2014 | Green

DENVER (AP) — The federal government this week declared more than 400,000 acres in southwestern Colorado and eastern Utah off-limits to energy explo...

Andrew Perez

Rep. Don Young Says Oil Drilling Regulations Are A 'Hare-Brained Idea'

HuffingtonPost.com | Andrew Perez | Posted 05.21.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Rep. Don Young (R-Alaska) wants to know who's really behind the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service's decision to consider new regulations on...

Walking, 'Talking' Drilling Rigs Hope To Modernize Fracking

Reuters | Posted 06.15.2014 | Green

By Ernest Scheyder WEST CHESTER, Pennsylvania, April 15 (Reuters) - The backbreaking life of a roughneck, the iconic worker bees of o...

Water Pollution From Drilling Confirmed In At Least Four States

AP | KEVIN BEGOS | Posted 01.23.2014 | Green

PITTSBURGH (AP) — In at least four states that have nurtured the nation's energy boom, hundreds of complaints have been made about well-water contam...

Obama Administration To Decide On Future Of Atlantic Drilling

AP | EMERY P. DALESIO | Posted 02.22.2014 | Green

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Southern politicians and energy industry groups are increasing the push to allow drilling off the U.S. Atlantic Coast for oil a...

U.S. Drilling Boom Leaves Some Homeowners In A Big Hole

Reuters | Posted 02.12.2014 | Green

By Michelle Conlin Dec 12 (Reuters) - When Gary Gless bought his sleek, modernist house in Los Angeles in 2002, he thought he had hit ...

Shell Plans Return To Offshore Drilling In Alaska

Reuters | Posted 02.04.2014 | Green

Dec 4 (Reuters) - Royal Dutch Shell Plc aims to return to Alaskan offshore drilling next July by deploying an upgraded drillship in ...

Energy Bills Would Limit the 'Public' in Our Public Lands

Ann Morgan | Posted 01.26.2014 | Green
Ann Morgan

What happened to the concern for the lands that belong to all Americans?

This Is How Fracking Works, In Cake Form

Posted 11.22.2013 | Green

Does all energy come with a price? TakePart Live's Jacob Soboroff tackles the complicated environmental costs of different energy sources in the la...

Colorado's Groundbreaking Climate Fix

Auden Schendler | Posted 01.25.2014 | Denver
Auden Schendler

No state has ever seriously considered aggressive leak detection and repair (of if you prefer, the awesomely acronymed LDAR, pronounced El-Dar!) on natural gas infrastructure, but these rules do just that.

Frackers Start Recycling As Water Supplies Fall Short

AP | Posted 01.23.2014 | Green

MIDLAND, Texas (AP) — In a story Nov. 11 about water recycling in fracking operations, The Associated Press reported erroneously that Pure Stream is...

Massive Amazon Oil Drilling Project Approved

Reuters | Posted 12.04.2013 | Green

By Alexandra Valencia QUITO, Oct 3 (Reuters) - Ecuador's parliament on Thursday authorized drilling of the nation's largest oil fields...

Major Oil Company Warns Of Potential Deep Sea Leaks

Reuters | Posted 11.05.2013 | Green

By Stephen Eisenhammer, Oleg Vukmanovic and Muriel Boselli LONDON/PARIS, Sept 5 (Reuters) - A corrosive drilling fluid that triggered...

The Market Knows Best -- The Real Story Behind Drilling on Public Lands

Mark Squillace | Posted 06.17.2013 | Green
Mark Squillace

Any softening of leasing activity is due to market forces and not some nefarious attempt by the Department of the Interior to subvert public lands development.

Lucia Graves

Senate Dems Tepid On Obama's Energy Security Trust

HuffingtonPost.com | Lucia Graves | Posted 03.19.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- President Barack Obama's alternative-fuel research fund, the Energy Security Trust, while already unpopular with Republicans, is drawing...

Pump Fiction

Randall Amster | Posted 05.11.2013 | Green
Randall Amster

The basic equation of how much there is to go around is hard to avoid, and the inflationary bubble we've been living in during the age of abundant energy inputs (primarily through fossil fuels) is bound to burst.

Town Board to Residents: Shut Up About That Darn Fracking Thing, Willya?

OnEarth | Posted 04.15.2013 | Green
OnEarth

By Scott Dodd, OnEarth During my 12-year career as a newspaper reporter, I spent thousands of hours sitting through city council meetings, zoning boa...

Research Vessel Bores World's Deepest Hole

Posted 09.06.2012 | Science

By: OurAmazingPlanet Staff Published: 09/06/2012 02:05 PM EDT on OurAmazingPlanet A Japanese drilling vessel has set a record by drilling more t...

Romney Mocks Planet; Will Obama Mock Arctic?

Glenn Hurowitz | Posted 10.30.2012 | Green
Glenn Hurowitz

Obama's political team looks at the Shell Oil decision - and every other major policy choice facing them in the next few months - purely as a risk: risk of giving the Tea Party material to whine about, risk of riling up Koch brothers, risk of giving Mitt Romney an issue.

Lucia Graves

Anti-Arctic Drilling Activists Swarm The White House

HuffingtonPost.com | Lucia Graves | Posted 05.15.2012 | Green

WASHINGTON -- Because sometimes to get your point across you need to dress up as an Arctic Tern, scores of anti-drilling activists on Tuesday gathered...

Deep-Sea Drilling Record Shattered By Research Vessel

AP | Posted 04.29.2012 | Science

TOKYO -- A Japanese deep-sea drilling probe has set a new world record for depth, reaching 7,740 meters (25,400 feet) below the sea surface, the resea...

North Sea Well Blow-out Spikes Carbon Emissions

Bill Chameides | Posted 06.04.2012 | Green
Bill Chameides

Crossposted with TheGreenGrok. Déjà vu? Not quite, but certainly some echoes of BP's Deepwater Horizon incident from two years ago. On March 25, the...

Obama Pressures Congress To End Big Subsidies

AP | Posted 05.29.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama's plea to Congress to end $4 billion in tax subsidies to oil companies was rebuffed Thursday as the Senate t...