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Obama Drilling

The Obama Administration's All-of-the-Above Energy Policy

Tom Engelhardt | Posted 08.28.2014 | Green
Tom Engelhardt

Our "global warming" president has consistently championed reforms (of a modest sort) to combat climate change. These, however, fit uncomfortably with his administration's anything-goes menu of oil and gas exploration and exploitation that is distinctly in the drill-baby-drill mode.

Expanding Oil Drilling in the Arctic? Bad idea

Trip Van Noppen | Posted 02.04.2014 | Green
Trip Van Noppen

Shell's drilling effort last year demonstrated one thing with vivid clarity -- even the largest, most profitable oil company in the world cannot mobilize and operate safely in the Arctic Ocean. Big Oil's track record speaks for itself and has no business drilling in the Arctic Ocean.

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...

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...

Obama Hits Back At GOP Presidential Candidates

AP/The Huffington Post | Posted 05.15.2012 | Politics

LARGO, Md. -- Vigorously defending his policies, President Barack Obama ridiculed critics of renewable energy sources Thursday, calling them naysayers...

Jordan Howard

Obama To Expand Drilling Off Alaska, In Gulf

HuffingtonPost.com | Jordan Howard | Posted 01.08.2012 | Green

WASHINGTON -- The Obama administration on Tuesday announced its five-year offshore drilling plan, which includes an emphasis on drilling in the Gulf ...

Federal Judge Throws Out Obama Drilling Rules

AP | By MEAD GRUVER | Posted 10.12.2011 | Green

CHEYENNE, Wyo. -- A judge on Friday threw out Obama administration rules that sought to slow down expedited environmental review of oil and gas drilli...

Sam Stein

Obama Wants To Continue Deepwater Drilling If It's Proven Safe: Gibbs

HuffingtonPost.com | Sam Stein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

White House Press Secretary Robert Gibbs affirmed on Monday that President Obama remains committed to deepwater drilling once thorough safety checks a...

Sam Stein

Gibbs: 'Premature' For Obama To Change Position On Offshore Drilling

HuffingtonPost.com | Sam Stein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

The Obama administration said on Monday that it remains "premature" to rule out including additional offshore drilling as part of comprehensive energy...

Sam Stein

Gulf Oil Spill Could Impact Obama's Offshore Drilling Plan, Says White House

HuffingtonPost.com | Sam Stein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

White House advisers acknowledged on Thursday that a massive oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico could force the president to reconsider plans to open coa...

Sam Stein

Judge Denies Obama Administration's Request For Stay On Deepwater Drilling Moratorium, Another Attempt Coming

HuffingtonPost.com | Sam Stein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

The Obama administration was dealt a minor setback on Thursday when a local judge denied its attempts to legally continue a moratorium on deepwater dr...

Sam Stein

Obama Looking At Multiple Options - Including A Stay - To Keep Drilling Moratorium

HuffingtonPost.com | Sam Stein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

The Obama administration is considering a host of options, including seeking a stay from the U.S. Court for the Eastern District of Louisiana, in orde...

Sam Stein

Obama Will Appeal Judge's Ruling Against Drilling Moratorium

HuffingtonPost.com | Sam Stein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

The Obama administration will appeal a ruling from a New Orleans' federal courthouse that its six-month moratorium on deep-water drilling is illegal. ...

Bill Maher On BP Oil Spill: 'I Feel Oily ... I Feel Their Sh*t On Me' (VIDEO)

Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

Friday marked Bill Maher's last show of the season, and while the BP oil spill has been a subject on "Real Time" from week to week, this time Maher de...

Sam Stein

Support For Offshore Drilling Plummets In Florida

HuffingtonPost.com | Sam Stein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Politicians in Louisiana may be demanding an end to the moratorium on deepwater drilling -- calculating that the jobs lost from the temporary suspensi...

Al Gore Expresses Disapproval Of Obama's Offshore Drilling Plan

Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Al Gore and his group, the Alliance for Climate Protection, think President Obama's decision to pursue offshore oil drilling is a bad idea and they're...

Jeffrey Toobin on Obama's 'Drill Baby, Drill' Strategy

Alison van Diggelen | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Alison van Diggelen

Instead of Obama simply embracing a "drill baby drill" stance, Jeffrey Toobin suggests, "there may be some larger game at work."

Sam Stein

Kaine: Obama Is Doing 'OK' With The Base

HuffingtonPost.com | Sam Stein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

President Barack Obama's decision to include offshore drilling as a component of a broader energy policy has reignited a debate that dominated much of...

Sam Stein

Obama Defends Offshore Drilling But Won't Say 'Drill Baby Drill'

HuffingtonPost.com | Sam Stein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

President Barack Obama restated his commitment to offshore drilling as part of a broader energy proposal on Thursday even as a massive oil spill in th...

Sam Stein

Alaska Gov. And Longshot McCain VP Praises Obama's Energy Plan

HuffingtonPost.com | Sam Stein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

The Obama campaign is trotting out a gubernatorial endorsement for his energy policy today... from Republican Alaska Governor and long-shot VP candida...